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Fedderat Cairn

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<b>Fedderat Cairn</b>Posted by drewbhoyImage © drew/adie
Nearest Town:Ellon (7km SE)
OS Ref (GB):   NJ9017735016 / Sheet: 30
Latitude:57° 24' 19.75" N
Longitude:   2° 9' 48.6" W

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With Willie Adie (96 years old and still climbing up and down hills) I used a different route. From Ythanbank (a wee village) head north west on the Schivas road and pull in at the first house on the left. After opening a gate head to the top of the hill. The remains of the cairn can be seen. 12 meters wide and sadly only 0.6 meters in height, this cairn has been well robbed. Must have been an impressive sight looking down onto the River Ythan and Bellmuir.

Re-visited 19/07/2011.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
19th July 2011ce
Edited 20th July 2011ce

Fedderat cairn is one of a number of remains in the Schivas area. Wild stones scatter the area which has its fair share of hut circles. What remains there are can be seen in a pile of stones covered with grass and whins, with hints of a well robbed circle. Possibly, as suggested by Coles, there might have been a Fedderat stone. Unfortunately that might have vanished but the location more than makes up. The whole area is worth a look! Plus a cup marked stone, I'll try to find it next time!

Leave the B9005 at Tangland, cross the River Ythan, and follow the river for a mile, stopping at the old quarry just before Ythanbank.

Visited 7/4/09.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
9th April 2009ce
Edited 9th April 2009ce

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This should have been a magnificent site. Beautiful views over the Ythan east and west.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
9th April 2009ce
Edited 9th April 2009ce