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Gormyre

Standing Stone / Menhir

Folklore

The farmsteading of Gormyre is said to have once had a 'guid man's croft', a triangle of land surrounded by a stone dyke and set aside "to give the devil his due". This is a tradition common throughout Scotland and is also often associated with the 'little people' or 'fairy folk'. Such sites can often be coincident with historic sites. The location is said to be on the hillside above Torphichen (Hendrie, 1986). This sounds like Gormyre Hill, which does support an earthwork.

References

Hendrie, William F. (1986) Discovering West Lothian, John Donald Publishers Ltd., Edinburgh
Corbie Posted by Corbie
30th January 2004ce
Edited 1st February 2004ce

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