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Brandsbutt

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<b>Brandsbutt</b>Posted by TyrianterrorImage © Brandsbutt incised Pictish symbol stone at Inverurie
Nearest Town:Inverurie (2km SE)
OS Ref (GB):   NJ760223 / Sheet: 38
Latitude:57° 17' 26.61" N
Longitude:   2° 23' 53.61" W

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Visited 27.7.14

Directions:
In the town of Inverurie. In the suburbs to the north west.
The Brandsbutt symbol stone is sign posted as it is a H.S. site.


There is an information board and the setting of the circle has been marked out on the grass. The site is well and truly knackered but, at least I guess, some of the stones remain.

The Pictish stone is also knackered but again, at least it is still with us.
Luckily the light was good and I was easily able to make out the carvings.

Worth a look if you happen to be visiting the pretty town of Inverurie.
Posted by CARL
13th August 2014ce

Another sorry urbanised site. Destroyed in antiquity, the stones were used in a wall, and most have disappeared. The equally abused Brandsbutt Pictish stone was also broken up for walling material, before being Blue Petered back together and dumped here. Just to finish it off, they then built a housing estate around it.

Not a place to linger, I'm afraid.
Chris Posted by Chris
15th October 2006ce

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Short vid at Brandsbutt Symbol Stone


Wee talk by a uni chum on her interpretation of the stone in question.
Tyrianterror Posted by Tyrianterror
13th November 2011ce

Extreme Stonefeelers' World of Hard Rock & Standing Stones


Pics of the Brandsbutt/Kemnay/Picardy/Dyce stones
new abbey Posted by new abbey
19th May 2010ce
Edited 19th May 2010ce

RCAHMS


This site consists of the two remaining stones of a 5 stone circle, together with a relocated Pictish stone. Destroyed in antiquity, and further 'enhanced' by being surrounded by a housing state and partially restored, this site can be found by following the signs to the 'Brandsbutt Stone'.
Chris Posted by Chris
27th September 2006ce