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Luath's Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

These first two photographs were taken in 2004. The first is looking NE, the second shows the view looking SSW. On several visits to the stone I have searched for outliers and found none. My conclusions are that they either never existed or were removed at sometime in the distant past (Canmore shows photographs from early 1900s....again, no outliers visible). Packing stones are to be seen around the base of the stone and a comparison with these earlier photographs from the early 1900s shows there to have been some erosion of the ground surface around the stone.
The stone itself is heavily laden with lichen on its SW face; the NE face has a marked ridge running the length of the stone. The vertical edges have noticeable notches in them.
The stone is set in a saddle between two hills with a good open aspect to the S and SSW (possibly good for lunar observations hereabouts). There are possible signs of this stone having been a part of a ritual landscape since other possible standing stones/marked stones may be found with thorough searching on the approach to Luath's Stone from the SW.
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