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Scurriestone (Standing Stone / Menhir)

Known locally as the Scurriestone, it is believed to be the site which formerly marked the point where the road diverges to the ford of the Dee and the ford of the Muick - scairth a ford.

Priapus Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir)

Priapus hails from Greek mythology and represents procreation and fertility.

Local village custom suggests that the stone was decorated each Midsummer in the hope that fruitful procreation would be stimulated. This custom seemed to die out in the early part of the 19th century but the stone remained in the field until the 1920s.

Clach an Trushal (Standing Stone / Menhir)

I like the idea that this stone was used as a marker for travellers who arrived by sea... an early lighthouse, perhaps?

Mind you, this theory doesn't follow if it was indeed part of a larger complex.
A recent move to a bizarre coastal village which gets cut off by the tide twice daily has meant my stone-hunting has become less frequent and also necessitated us selling the VW campervan (boo!) but.....I am still attempting to discover everything within my natural hunting grounds (N Lancs/Cumbria) and I keep being drawn further north to Scotland.......a recent trip to Aberdeenshire has helped develop a healthy obsession with RSCs!

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