008 Standing Stones, Menzion, Tweedsmuir.
Two standing stones on the north side of the road between
Tweedsmuir and Fruid Reservoir form part of a group of three
stones, the third being the Giant's Stone. The area is well
screened with conifers but would have been easily seen from afar
prior to their planting.
From the A701 Penicuik to Moffat road, take the sign posted
junction for Tweedsmuir village. Leaving the car in the gravel
parking area on the south side of the village, walk along the
single track road heading up to Fruid Reservoir. The stones can be
found less than 1 mile along this road and are easily seen on the
There is no parking beside the stones and vehicles should be left
at the gravel area beside the monument in Tweedsmuir village.
The two stones, with the addition of the Giant's Stone, form a
group of three standing stones that straddle the minor road to
Fruid Reservoir. The stones are believed to be ancient but their
purpose is not recorded and perhaps long forgotten. Records
state that there were other stones in the group many years ago,
although these have been carted away for other uses, perhaps for
dry stone walling. They may even still exist, all be it now
broken, in the walls of the church or houses at Tweedsmuir
village. There are numerous ancient settlements and burial
cairns in the area and it might not be too far fetched to
speculate that a stone circle once stood here.