Boar Stone, Prora, North Berwick.
The Boar Stone now stands just inside the entrance drive to the
garden at Prora farmhouse, having been moved from it's original
position at NT 5280 7924. The date of its erection at the
original location is unknown. It was dug up by Mr Reid, farmer
of Drem, to ascertain if anything was buried below it. Nothing
was found and it was re-erected in its present location out of
the way of agricultural operations. The stone is described as a
broken sandstone cross-shaft with chamfered edges, standing to a
height of 1.80m.
From Haddington, take the A6137 for Aberlady, turn right onto the
B1377 at the crossroads for Drem. At Drem, do not go left but veer
right staying on the B1377. Prora is 1 mile further on.
On verge across road from house.
The Boar Stone is traditionally said to have marked the
spot where the last wild boar (or a boar) was slain. There
is also some suggestion about it marking the site of a
battle but no further information has come to light.
On first sighting this stone, I was rather disappointed mainly
because it had been dressed and worked into the shape shown in
the photograph. I even considered not including it in the site
but when I later found out about the association of the stone
with the slaying of the last wild boar in the Lothians, I
decided it should be included. It is also possible that the
present stone replaced an original un-worked stone at some time
in the past, as is often the case when pagan sites become