Stones, Bandrum Hill, Saline.
The standing stone on Bandrum hill near Saline is a huge
whinstone boulder located at the end of a dry stone dyke running
along the edge of the golf course. It stands 2.50m high and
measures 1.60m wide x 1.70m thick. The top is rounded and the
broadest faces are aligned to the north and south. The stone is
possible a boundary stone although another, smaller stone built
onto the wall about 60m to the west may suggest another purpose
such as a stone circle although no recorded evidence suggests
this. The second stone at NT 0344 9188 measures 1.30m x 1.00m x
1.10m. Neither of the stones have any markings.
From Saline, walk east along the B914. As you pass the golf course
you will see a fence line running up the hill. Cross the road at
this point and ascend the hill, keeping the fence on your right.
On the summit of the hill, the stone is situated in the corner and
best viewed from the field side rather than the golf course. The
second stone can be seen in the wall from either side.
Available along side of main street in Saline.
It seems such an excellent spot for this to be a mere boundary
stones and the second stone may also support that is setting has
hidden meanings. At 225m, the hilltop offers splendid views all
round with a fort being visible on Easter Cairn to the north
east. The two stones are approximately aligned east - west
possibly suggesting some form of astronomical alignments.