Rubbing Stone, The Inch, Ettrick.
This stone stands on a flat area of high ground about 50m from
the B7009 Selkirk to Ettrick road. It stands at around 1.20m
high with a base of 0.50 x 0.30m tapering to approx. 0.30 square
at the top. The rubbing stone is set in very boggy ground which
is probably the reason for its south-west lean and has some
other smaller stones close by, one of which appears to be set on
From Selkirk take the B7009 road leading to Ettrick. Continue
through Ettrickbridge End. The stone is on the west side if Single
Hill, just before The Inch.
On verge at roadside. A small lay-by can also be found about 0.50
miles towards Selkirk.
This stone is probably a rubbing stone used by livestock to
relieve that difficult to reach itch. However, at first sight
the setting does appear typical of that seen at some pagan wells
and although the ground is wet and muddy, perhaps indicating a
spring, this is probable only due to livestock churning the
ground. However, the stone is located on a raised area of ground
with good views of the valley, typical of that found at many
standing stones and circles.