Cow Stone, Brotherstone, St. Boswells.
The Cow Stone is a massive erect boulder situated in a
cultivated field on the north east side of Brotherstone Hill,
some 115m from the two Brothers' Stones, both of which are fully
visible, suggesting a possible relation between the two sites.
The Cow Stone of irregular in shape, reaches almost 2.50m in
height and measures 2.10m x 1.10m on plan. It's major axis
points NNE and SSW and the base is packed with large stones.
Brotherstone Farm is off the minor road running between Smailholm
and Gattonside. Follow the main farm track uphill then veer right
to Brotherstone Hill. The stone will be seen in the field below
and to the north west.
Parking may be available in the farm yard at Brotherstone Farm but
please request permission first.
Numerous other stones resulting from field clearance can be seen
round the field perimeter, some are of similar size to The Cow
Stone and may have been associated in the past. There is
probably an association with the 053 Brothers' Stones on the
hill to the west.