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Aikey Brae / Image by thesweetcheat

Glad to hear it :) thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
19 Dec 14ce

Carn Glas (Mains of Kilcoy) / Image by thesweetcheat

Thanks Roy, that's useful. The clearance job is really good, but I think the damage must've come before that. The big slab isn't lying on the side in the earlier picture, or in Audrey Henshall's plan of the site. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
19 Dec 14ce

Carn Glas (Mains of Kilcoy) / Image by thesweetcheat

North of Scotland Archeological Society cleared the cairn of scrub, bracken, etc in Feb of this year - rather well...?

See www.nosas.co.uk
strathspey Posted by strathspey
18 Dec 14ce

Aikey Brae / Image by thesweetcheat

Hahahahaha, it is back :-) drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
18 Dec 14ce

Aikey Brae / Image by thesweetcheat

Yes. This was G/F's favourite of the day. It was a bit frustrating that the sun just refused to come out while we were there.

This was a prelude to an exciting walk in Loudon Wood.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
18 Dec 14ce

Strichen / Image by thesweetcheat

Thanks :)

It's a great site. The "restored" tag is no detraction at all.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
18 Dec 14ce

Memsie Burial Cairn / Image by thesweetcheat

Well you should. Now I've found it, you'll easily spot it again. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
18 Dec 14ce

Aikey Brae / Image by thesweetcheat

Special place. Was it your first visit here tsc? thelonious Posted by thelonious
18 Dec 14ce

Strichen / Image by thesweetcheat

Nice set of photos tsc. I like Strichen a lot. thelonious Posted by thelonious
18 Dec 14ce

Memsie Burial Cairn / Image by thesweetcheat

It really is some size thelonious Posted by thelonious
18 Dec 14ce

Memsie Burial Cairn / Image by thesweetcheat

Haha :)

I'd better get back there to pick it up.
thelonious Posted by thelonious
18 Dec 14ce

Auchmaliddie / Image by thesweetcheat

Yep, certainly is. The start of Drew's tour of Buchan for us. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
18 Dec 14ce

Auchmaliddie / Image by thesweetcheat

I love these two stones. It's one of those if only sites. thelonious Posted by thelonious
18 Dec 14ce

Carn Glas (Mains of Kilcoy) / Image by thesweetcheat

Two of them we asked for permission (Muir of Conan and Carn Irenan) and it was cheerfully given in both cases. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
18 Dec 14ce

Carn Glas (Mains of Kilcoy) / Image by thesweetcheat

I was just looking on the OS map of the area. My sort of walk :) thelonious Posted by thelonious
18 Dec 14ce

Carn Glas (Mains of Kilcoy) / Image by thesweetcheat

It's good - the area is amazing. We visited 7 chambered tombs, a Clava cairn, a long cairn and two round cairns in a walk of less than 4 miles from one end to another.

Carn Glas does seem to have been badly damaged recently though. Compare the earliest picture on TMA, with slabs in place.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
18 Dec 14ce

Carn Glas (Mains of Kilcoy) / Image by thesweetcheat

I like the look of this one. thelonious Posted by thelonious
18 Dec 14ce

Wayland's Smithy / Image by tjj

Magic pic Tjj :-) drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
18 Dec 14ce

Carn Ingli Camp / Image by thesweetcheat

Cheers! One you'd definitely like, if you've not been. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
17 Dec 14ce

Devil's Den / Image by Rhiannon

And that's a very interesting observation, June.

In fact, I was just assuming it is the Devil's Den, it doesn't say that. But then how many 'cromlechs' are or were there on the Marlborough Downs to confuse it with? So perhaps it is.

Perhapsyyou've made an observation that no-one else has thought of! Maybe everyone else sticks to the received wisdom that it was totally messed about with, without checking. Interesting stuff.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
17 Dec 14ce

Carn Ingli Camp / Image by thesweetcheat

That's certainly got the right vibe. GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
16 Dec 14ce

Wayland's Smithy / Image by tjj

Thank you as always Alken. tjj Posted by tjj
16 Dec 14ce

Devil's Den / Image by Rhiannon

This is a very interesting illustration. I was under the impression that Devil's Den had been erroneously restored as a cromlech in the early 1920s - in fact it looks fairly close to how it looked in 1825 so perhaps the 'well-intentioned antiquary' who restored it didn't get it so wrong after all. tjj Posted by tjj
16 Dec 14ce

Wayland's Smithy / Image by tjj

Beautiful, what a great time to be there. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
16 Dec 14ce

Wayland's Smithy / Image by tjj

Thank you tjj Posted by tjj
14 Dec 14ce
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