Ancient Stones
A Guide to Standing Stones & Stone Circles in the South of Scotland.


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Introduction

The Scottish Borders region of Scotland covers much of the south east corner of the country and includes two main types of land use with intensive agriculture in the east and upland grouse moor and rough grazing in the west. The majority of the stones are to be found in the upland areas were habitation and agriculture is less intensive, in fact, for the dedicated stone hunter, I firmly believe that lost stones still exist that have yet to be found and documented, particularly along the centuries old county boundaries in the high Tweedsmuir hills. This upland area has suffered from intensive glaciation during the last Ice Age and some interesting erratic boulders can be found. With around 80 sites recorded by the author and some 20 or so still to be visited, there is plenty to interest the stone hunter and although stone circles are few and far between, and those that have survived the passage of time are small and simply, many standing stones exist and are well worth seeking out.

047 Peden's Pulpit, Tweedsmuir.

 

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