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Broomend of Crichie (Circle henge) — Fieldnotes

Earlier on this year part of the henge had keyhole excavation work done by Richard Bradley and team. We are waiting for the results of the total findings... but the day I was there bone fragments had been found in the inner circle, a possible wooden post hole was being pursued and the henge looked like it was actually 'U' shaped with straight vertical walls and much deeper than what we see today. Fantastic to see what lies under the grass and how big this site must of been with its stone avenue of 72 stones and possible recumbent stone circle at the end of the avenue past the henge which possibly housed 6 stones.

Surely the most important site in the NE and usually the most over looked. I love this site, alone in its field surrounded by the paper mill, housing estates and petrol station... under the moon all this is forgotten... ancient connections still being made!

Aberdeenshire (County) — News

Fires Lit At Stone Circle To Mark Shortest Day

Andy Philip 09:00 - 22nd December 2005

Fires were lit at an Aberdeenshire stone circle last night to mark the winter solstice.

The Breemie stones, at Broomhill, by Lyne of Skene, attracted people for quiet reflection as they watched the sun set on the shortest day of the year.

Organisers of the gathering asked people to take along wood to fuel four fires.

Jason Schroeder, who erected the stone circle, advertised it on his "" website.

He urged visitors to write down experiences they did not want to live through again on a piece of paper before burning the messages in the central fire.

After destroying the messages, they were encouraged to add their wood to the flames to connect with Mother Nature.

Mr Schroeder, originally from South Africa, said around 3,500 revellers turned up at his previous Summer Solstice at the stones.


Source: Press and Journal


Ring of Brodgar (Circle henge) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Aberdeenshire (County) — News

Festival held in Recumbent Stone Circle - First time in thousands of years

Breemie Recumbent Stone Circle, Lyne of Skene, Aberdeenshire

A Festival for the "mind, body and spirit" is being held at a modern stone circle in Aberdeenshire this summer, organised by a shamanic healer.

Jason Schroeder hopes to attract thousands of people to the all-day event at the Breemie stone circle, which he erected at Lyne of Skene near Aberdeen (NJ769110).

The 41-year-old hopes an array of alternative and complementary therapies and performance arts will draw families from around Scotland. Workshops, taster sessions and demonstrations will take place during the day, with musical entertainment taking over in the evening.

Speakers are due to travel from the US and around the UK to attend the event, on land adjacent to the B.A. Country Store.

Opening at 10am on Saturday, June 18, it is expected to run into the early hours of Sunday, with camping facilities provided for those attending....

for more of story follow this link or visit to see the cutting from the Press and Journal newspaper 27/04/05

Aberdeenshire (County) — Images

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Aberdeenshire (County) — Links

Sacred Way Tours

Personal day tours of Aberdeenshires recumbent stone circles, hillforts etc. Local information, picture gallery, booking online facility etc.

Aberdeenshire (County) — Images

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Aberdeenshire (County) — Miscellaneous

The circle I helped build is at Lyne of Skene (hill above BA stores) on the owners land, Allan Brownie. If you look over the recumbent (SW horizon)it is aligned to the Barmekin Hill (Iron Age hill fort on top). However when looking at an OS map afterwards I noticed that it also lines up with the stones at Wester Echt, Midmar Kirk, Sunhoney Stone circle and a ceremonial site, Blackyduds on the Hill of Fare on the far horizon. We felt guided from the beginning of this project which was a loose idea in late 2003 when I started Sacred Way tours and met Allan. We had one day to build it this year and it happened to be on Beltane. The next day was a red moon lunar eclipse which activated the circle and niether of us was aware of this lunar happening until after it had happened. The following weekend Allan held the annual BA Agricultural Vintage fair with all the stall holders around the circle. It was amazing to see that 6000 years later some 7000 people from the surrounding farming communities and Aberdeen would once again meet and be engaged at a stone circle, as I believe would have happened in the original communities. I have been asked to build other circles but feel that if the alignment etc is not correct then I will not be involved in it. These circles serve an 'energy' purpose as much today as they did by the original creators.
My name is Jason Schroeder and for the past six years I have lived in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. I am a practising tribal energy/vibrational healer and live in the shadow of mighty Bennachie(Mither Tap) and surrounding places of ancestoral worship/places of power. This year (2003) I have started a 'personal' tour company called 'Sacred Way'. If you are in our area and would like to know more please visit me at See you in the circles!

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