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033 Curling Stone, Newhouse Kip, Ettrick.

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Description
A large block measuring 1.20 x 0.90 x 0.40m high, located on the western side of Newhouse Kip, a hill to the south west of Ettrickbridge on the B7009 Selkirk road. There is some doubt that the stone shown here is actually the curling stone. The map appears to associate the name Curling Stone with a nearby rock outcrop. There are also a number of other large rocks in the vicinity.

Directions
Parking at the junction where a minor road heads to Yarrow. Follow the road towards Yarrow and then cross the fields heading for Newhouse Kip. The stone is located to the south of a line drawn between the cairn and the large rock outcrop.

Parking
In Ettrickbridge or at road junction heading for Yarrow.

Fieldnotes
The main question here is whether the rock in the image is actually the curling stone. The Ordnance Survey map seems to refer to a rock outcrop nearby and a small quarry at the same location may have been quarried to produce "curling stones". There is also the possibility that the name "curling stone" may have become corrupted over time and may have had a different meaning in the past.

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Quick Info
Type: Named Stone
Nearest Town: Selkirk
Nearest Village: Ettrickbridge
O.S.
Landranger Sheet 73
O.S. Explorer Sheet 337
Grid Reference: NT 3702 2347
GPS Reference: CURLNG

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