Standing Stone, Warrior's Rest, Yarrow.
At the south east corner of the cottage known as Warriors Rest,
some 300m west of Yarrow Church, there is a standing stone
measuring 1.60m in height, 1.75m girth at the base and 1.20m
round at the shoulder. The top is pointed and leans to the south
and the stone marks the site of a Bronze Age and Early Christian
The stone is off the A708 Selkirk to Moffat Road, less than a mile
from Yarrow village. It can just be seen from the road, standing
at the corner of the cottage named Warrior's Rest.
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.
When asking permission to view this stone, the lady in Warrior's
Rest cottage, mentioned that the stone had been erected when
burial cists and cairns were found in the area back at the
beginning of the 19th Century. What few records I've seen to
date do not mention this and I wonder if this is actually true.
The stone does look more like a traditional standing stone than
something that formed part of a cist. Perhaps further
investigation will reveal more. The stone does seems very
"phallic" as the image clearly shows and I wonder if
this a case of later Christian activities taking over a pagan