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Balvarran

Cup Marked Stone

Nearest Town:Pitlochry (14km WSW)
OS Ref (GB):   NO074621 / Sheet: 43
Latitude:56° 44' 28.75" N
Longitude:   3° 30' 50.62" W

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It is commonly said that all the heirs of Balvarran were christened
at the stone, a new cup or basin being made for each infant, but that
General Reid was not so christened: at his baptism in the house a silver
bowl was used, with the disastrous result that there were no more male
heirs and the family died out.
From the article by John Dixon at
http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/adsdata/PSAS_2002/pdf/vol_055/55_095_099.pdf
in the 1920/21 volume of the Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
21st May 2005ce
Edited 10th November 2006ce

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"The Balvarran Cupped Stone, the 'Bloody Stone' of Dunfallandy, and a Cup-marked Stone in Glen Brerachan " -an article in the 1920/21 volume of the Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
10th November 2006ce