|009 Stones, Kingside Hill,
Originally described as a stone circle early last century, this
feature consists of seven earth fast boulders forming a circle
about 3.20m in diameter. The stones vary is size with the
largest measuring 0.70 x 0.60 x 0.60m. Four other earth fast
boulders lie nearby and may have been part of this feature. This
setting of stones is most likely to be the remains of a cairn
with the boulders forming the kerb.
Taking the B6355 east from Gifford continue past the entrance to
Mayshiel Farm. Go past the trees. The stones are about 10m from
the road beyond the enclosed field, where open moorland begins.
By road-side in field access drive.
On my original visit to this location in June 2001 the exact
location of this setting with unclear and I took a large pile of
stones along the field boundary to be the stones indicated on
the map. However, this later proved to be incorrect. Returning
to the location again, this time armed with a print out for the
entry in CANMORE and a GPS receiver, allowed me to go straight
to the stones described here. They are easy to find when you
know where to look and can just be seen from the roadside. Its a
small but interesting group of stones. Worth a look if in the