047 Standing Stone, Eldbotle Wood, Dirleton.
This solitary standing stone is located west of Marina Villa in
Eldbotle Wood to the north of Dirleton. It stands adjacent to an
old WW2 observation building however access is difficult as the
site is surrounded by a 2.00m high fence topped with razor-wire.
The height of the stone is approx. 1.80m.
From Yellow Craigs parking area, north of Dirleton, proceed to the
shore and head west towards Edinburgh. Once past Marina Villa,
follow the narrow footpath just above the high tide line. After a
few minutes walk look for a faint trail heading left, into the
woodland. Proceed uphill until a flat track is reached. The stone
is in the fenced area to the east.
Public car park at Yellow Craigs.
It was a visit to Steve's web site, Ancient
Lothian, that drew my attention to this stone. The stone is
located on obviously private land with the area being surrounded
by a high fence. I had been at the same located some years
previously but cannot recall the stone at that time. Whether the
stone is a recent modern erection or an genuine antiquity is not
clear. Note: A later visit revealed the stone to be a grave
marker of commemorative stone