|007 Crow Stones, Nine Stone
The Crow Stones are a large semi-circle of stones situated to
the south end of Crow Moss. It has been claimed they once formed
a Druidical Circle but this has never been fully established but
it is agreed that they were erected for some ancient purpose.
The stones are sometimes well hidden in thick heather and it may
to get an good overall view of the site.
Taking the B6355 east from Gifford stop near the electricity
pylons at the entrance to Mayshiel Farm. Follow the fence line
down to Kingside Burn then head west, keeping to the fence. The
stones can be found by extending a line between the pylon at the
road and the stone sheepfold. There are faint trails through the
heather leading to the stones but these are only obvious after the
stones have been found!
On grass verge at roadside.
When I first found this site, I was rather disappointed. The
stones are small and almost hidden in the thick heather and
getting some idea of the overall site is difficult. As to what
this site is, I have no idea and would not even hazard a guess.
Perhaps one day the heather will be cleared and at least for a
little while, the Crow Stones will be visible again.
Note: May 2005. A heather burn has now revealed
the Crow Stones! See picture above.