|006 Standing Stone, Easter
This standing stone commands a prominent position on the ridge
175m south of Easter Broomhouse. This red sandstone monolith
stands 2.70m high, has a girth of nearly 1.90m at its base and
is roughly rectangular in section. The west face has three
cup-marks and the deep grooves on the base of the stone were
caused by an early 20th Century steam-plough cable.
From the A1 south of Dunbar, take the junction for Spott at the
roundabout. Easter Broomhouse is the first on the left. The stone
can be seen on the hill.
The buildings are privately owned. Knock a door and ask for
permission to park.
I like this stone. It sits on a commanding ridge with excellent
views over the North Sea and Dunbar and although some miles
distance from the standing stones around Traprain Law, I just
wonder if, perhaps, it once formed part of a complex array of
stones that was spread throughout East Lothian. Be sure to look
for the cup marks on the west face.