Stone, Annan Street, Yarrow.
A standing stone, known as the Glebe Stone, is situated 35m
north of the A708 Selkirk to Moffat road, to the west of
Yarrow village. The stone is a massive, four-sided block
measuring 1.40m in height, from 0.75m to 1.00m in width and
0.41m thick. The broader sides face WNW, and ESE. On the latter
side, near the base, there are two doubtful cup-marks, one
measuring 75mm in diameter and 15mm deep and the other 100mm x
125mm x 55mm deep. Around the stone there was formerly a large
cairn covering a quantity of decomposed bones, while more than
twenty similar cairns, one of which contained "part of an
old iron spear", are reported from the same area.
The stone is off the A708 Selkirk to Moffat Road, less than a mile
from Yarrow village. It can be seen from the road, standing in a
cultivated field between Warrior's Rest and Whitefield.
A small lay-by can be found near the site and a larger parking
area can be seen at Yarrow Bridge. Take care as the road can be
busy at times.
The Glebe Stone is much more the classic standing stone than the
rather gravestone-like size and shape of the Yarrow Stone to the
west. While the Glebe Stone is all that remains of the burial
cairn that once surrounded it, it still gives a haunting feel to
the place, especially when an early morning mist still clings to
the valley floor and the eerie cry of the curlew can be heard on