Curling Stone, Newhouse Kip, Ettrick.
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
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.
In Ettrickbridge or at road junction heading for Yarrow.
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.