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.
"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.