Setting, Tuilyies, Culross.
There are three stones in this setting with a single standing
stone located to the north (See 001).
The stones are of hard grey whinstone, are very irregular in
shape and size and are set in the form of a small triangle. The
largest of the three stones measures, 1.95m high x 0.45m square,
the middle stone comes in at 1.75m high x 0.75m thick x 1.25m
wide and the final stone is 0.95m high x 0.75m thick x 0.95m
wide. It does seem likely that some stones are missing.
From Dunfermline, take the A994 west towards Kincardine. After
Cairneyhill, follow the A985(T). The stone will be visible on
the left after about one mile, next to the roadside lay-by.
There is a lay-by immediately adjacent to the stones on the
The name 'Tuilyies' is a corruption of the Scots word
'tulzie' which signifies a fight, and the stones are said to
mark the graves of chiefs who fell in an alleged battle
here. (See 001)
The setting is located on a flat area of ground with good clear
views to the Firth of Firth to the south and the ground slopes
away steeply from just a few metres to the south. The site would
have been obviously visible from lower ground. What the stone
setting is, or was, is difficult to determine and the dull and
wet weather at the time of my visit did not help much. A return
visit, during more clement weather, is planned.