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Pitscandlie (Standing Stones) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Pitscandlie (Standing Stones) — Fieldnotes

This is about 3 miles down the B9134 from Aberlemno.You can park just into the lane and walk about 150yds up the lane. On the left is a drive way leading to some cottages, the Stones are in the yard. best to ask at the cottage for politeness sake. There are two large Stones one Tall and narrow the other wide but about the same height. There seem to be cupmarks on the back of the wide Stone. The lady of the house said it may be the remains of a Circle, There were three Stones but one was demolished to make the driveway. She was at pains to tell me it was before her time.

The Nine Stones of Winterbourne Abbas (Stone Circle) — Images

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Berwick St James (Standing Stones) — Fieldnotes

The Stones are at the center of the village on the corner of the lane leading to the Farmer's Shop.One is about 4ft 6ins tall and the other,which has had a lot of interest is on the other corner.I was talking to an elderly lady who told me she was brought up in the house by the tall stone,she said she never really took much notice of it or the other one.There has been a flurry of interest since the news article.

http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/1230160.stonehenge_secrets_may_lie_by_side_of_the_road/

Berwick St James (Standing Stones) — Images

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The Cove (Standing Stones) — Fieldnotes

I came here on New Years Eve 2006, it was very windy but dry.There had been some sort of ceremony near the Obelisk when I arrived but they had dispersed when I got to that area, wonder what they were doing.

The Cove (Standing Stones) — Images

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Devil's Stone (Natural Rock Feature) — Folklore

The Mystory Mag. Tells us that This is a six ft long conglomerate boulder weighing in at over a ton.Tradition has it that the stione actually fell out of the Devil's pocket as he fell from Heaven to Hell.They also mention the turning of the stone every 5th of November to ward off His Satanic Majesty's wrath for another year.

West Tump (Long Barrow) — Fieldnotes

Finding this is not for the faint hearted.Park down by the sawmills and walk back up the road, on the right is a mountain bike path,follow this and you come to a forest path,follow this to a wider path walk up the hill and on the right at this time of year you can just see the barrow on the right through the trees.Best of luck.

West Tump (Long Barrow) — Images

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Staredam (Standing Stones) — Fieldnotes

It is easy to get to these stones. The farmers don't generally mind as long as there isn't a crop.If there are livestock then that is your problem.In my case I waved to the farmer and he waved back so all was ok.These are rather unremarkable stones,on one is an inscribed cross-also unremarkable-but the Society of Antiquaries state that this is one of the first examples of a symbol of the Christian faith to be placed on a stone of a pre-historic group.

Staredam (Standing Stones) — Images

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Lendrick Lodge Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

I parked outside of a house opposite the field where the stone is sited. A lady came along and asked if I was going to have a look at the stone.She lived here and is a member of a local archeological group. She asked me if I knew Nick Brand, she was hoping he would give the group a talk about his stone travels. I can't add more because Nick has told it all.

Lendrick Lodge Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Tealing (Souterrain) — Fieldnotes

Before I came here I had a look at the restored Dove Cote,there is quite a lot of restoration going on around here.A short waljk down the lane is a gate on the right and a path leads to the Earth House.The site is well looked after and there are quite a few little surprises for the searcher.

Tealing (Souterrain) — Images

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Tealing Stones (Standing Stones) — Fieldnotes

I approached this site from the A928.You can park in the are by the track gate.Walk down through the woods 'till you come to a fork and take the left. Carry on for about 400mtrs and keep an eye to the right.The Stones are on some unused land wich is rather overgrown. There had been some gorse clearance and the farmer had helpfully piled the gorse on top of the smaller stone.As Nick said, these are not very impressive but the large one is LARGE.

Tealing Stones (Standing Stones) — Images

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Penllech Coetan Arthur (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Fieldnotes

This is one of Wales' lovely pointy hatted Dolmens.It is situated halfway up a sloping field not far from the hedge wall.I really found this by chance.I was driving to Aberdaron and glimpsed this whilest passing.I stopped in a farm drive way and went back.Glad I did,well worth looking for if you are in the area.

Penllech Coetan Arthur (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images

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This picture was taken on a very cold day on Aarhus Strand in Denmark.

I was brought up at Lundin Links in Fife so standing stones have always been in my life. My mother was a freelance reporter for the old Weekly Scotsman and she searched out any thing she could about ancient Scot/pictland, we of course went searching with her.
We moved to Cornwall and found as many stones there and because we were Scots were immediately part of the community.

I now live in Bristol a good centre for archive study and from here easy access via m-ways to all areas. What a great hobby, you never get bored-only cold and very wet.

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