Scotland > Ancient Stones
The gallery has photos of ancient Scottish sites such as recumbent stone circles, stone circles, long cairns, Pictish carvings and early fortifications including Tap ONoth, Bennachie, Kinord, and most of the following:
Aikey Brae RSC; Balquhain Stone Circle; Brandsbutt Stone; Broomend of Crichie Henge and Pictish Symbol Stone; Castle Fraser Stone Circle; Consumption Dykes, Kingswells; Corsedarder Memorial; Cothiemuir Wood RSC; Craigearn Standing Stone; Craw Stane, Rhynie; Cullerlie Stone Circle; Culsh earthhouse or souterrain; Easter Aquthorthies RSC; Eslie the Greater RSC; Eslie the Lessler RSC; Garrol Wood RSC; Glassel Stone Circle; Kinord Cross; Kirkton of Bourtie RSC; Loanhead of Daviot RSC; Long Cairn, Corsedarder; Maidenstone Symbol Stone; Mid Mar Stone Circle; Nine Staines RSC; Picardy Pictish Symbol Stone; Strichen RSC; Sueno Stone, Forres; Sunhoney RSC; Tomnaverie RSC;

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Aikey Brae Stone Circle Scotland TO188053JHP 
 Buchan Scotland Aberdeenshire Aikey Brae Granite Monoliths Stone Circle Ring lie in front with the equally huge altar stone and flattened flanker to the left and is a typical recumbent stone circle and the most intact in Buchan, situated on Parkhouse Hill, west of Old Deer in northern Aberdeenshire. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Buchan, Aikey Brae, Parkhouse, Hill, Old Deer, Mintlaw, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, Ring, Cairn, circular, hilltop, landscape, history, Bronze, Age, ancient, archaeology, ancestors, neolithic, excavation, monument, stones, altar, flankers, monoliths, sockets, uprights, kerb, radials, monolith, hilltop, cemetery, sacrifice, cremation, burial, cult, quartz, granite, tribe, antiquity, burial, cremation, leader, generation, death, ceremony, construction, primitive, community, field, territorial, marker, clearances, ritual, rural, nature, astronomical, seasons, moon, lunar, stellar, sunset, sunrise, cyclical, cycles, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, peaceful, quiet, sun, sunshine, grass, green, blue, white, farming, agriculture, countryside, wild, summer
Aikey Brae Stone Circle Scotland TO188056JHP 
 Aberdeenshire Scottish Historic Aikey Brae Stone Circle Flanker Fallen Monolith lie in front with the equally huge altar stone and flankers to the distant left and is a typical recumbent stone circle and the most intact in Buchan, situated on Parkhouse Hill, west of Old Deer in northern Aberdeenshire. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Buchan, Aikey Brae, Parkhouse, Hill, Old Deer, Mintlaw, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, Ring, Cairn, circular, hilltop, upright, history, Bronze, Age, ancient, archaeology, ancestors, neolithic, excavation, monument, stones, altar, flankers, monoliths, sockets, uprights, kerb, radials, monolith, hilltop, cemetery, sacrifice, cremation, burial, cult, quartz, granite, tribe, antiquity, burial, cremation, leader, generation, death, ceremony, construction, primitive, community, field, territorial, marker, clearances, ritual, rural, nature, astronomical, seasons, moon, lunar, stellar, sunset, sunrise, cyclical, cycles, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, peaceful, quiet, sun, sunshine, grass, green, blue, white, farming, agriculture, countryside, wild, summer
Aikey Brae Stone Circle Scotland TO188057JHP 
 Aikey Brae Recumbent Stone Circle Buchan Aberdeenshire Summer Photo Monoliths lie in front with the equally huge altar stone and flankers to the distant left and is a typical recumbent stone circle and the most intact in Buchan, situated on Parkhouse Hill, west of Old Deer in northern Aberdeenshire. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Buchan, Aikey Brae, Parkhouse, Hill, Old Deer, Mintlaw, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, Ring, Cairn, circular, hilltop, landscape, history, Bronze, Age, ancient, archaeology, ancestors, neolithic, excavation, monument, stones, altar, flankers, monoliths, sockets, uprights, kerb, radials, monolith, hilltop, cemetery, sacrifice, cremation, burial, cult, quartz, granite, tribe, antiquity, burial, cremation, leader, generation, death, ceremony, construction, primitive, community, field, territorial, marker, clearances, ritual, rural, nature, astronomical, seasons, moon, lunar, stellar, sunset, sunrise, cyclical, cycles, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, peaceful, quiet, sun, sunshine, grass, green, blue, white, farming, agriculture, countryside, wild, summer
Aikey Brae Stone Circle Scotland TO188061JHP 
 Aikey Brae Recumbent Stone Flankers Circle Aberdeenshire Buchan Scotland Photo dominate the foreground of this view of a typical recumbent stone circle and the most intact in Buchan, situated on Parkhouse Hill, west of Old Deer in northern Aberdeenshire. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Buchan, Aikey Brae, Parkhouse, Hill, Old Deer, Mintlaw, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, Ring, Cairn, circular, hilltop, landscape, history, Bronze, Age, ancient, archaeology, ancestors, neolithic, excavation, monument, stones, altar, flankers, monoliths, sockets, uprights, kerb, radials, monolith, hilltop, cemetery, sacrifice, cremation, burial, cult, quartz, granite, tribe, antiquity, burial, cremation, leader, generation, death, ceremony, construction, primitive, community, field, territorial, marker, clearances, ritual, rural, nature, astronomical, seasons, moon, lunar, stellar, sunset, sunrise, cyclical, cycles, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, peaceful, quiet, sun, sunshine, grass, green, blue, white, farming, agriculture, countryside, wild, summer
Bourtreebush RSC 912543JHP 
 Bourtreebush Recumbent Stone Circle Portlethen Aberdeenshire North East Scotland Photo viewed from one of main monoliths and looking towards a distant flanker. Located in a field near the main A92 road between Stonehaven and Aberdeen and is nearby another RSC called Aquhorthies both dating from the Bronze Age around 2000BC. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Portlethen, Cammachmore, Bourtreebush, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, ring, cairn, landscape, history, Bronze Age, ancient, archaeology, stones, flanker, monolith, monoliths, quartz, granite, sunny, scanned, slide
Broomend of Crichie Henge TO187055JHP 
 Broomend Crichie Henge Stones Monoliths Pictish Symbol Stone Aberdeenshire Inverurie is located to the south of Inverurie above the River Don and is part of large late neolithic ceremonial centre now mostly destroyed. The henge was recently excavated by Reading University and further buried cremated bones in Beaker pottery urns were found supporting previous finds made in Victorian times 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Donside, Inverurie, Port, Elphinstone, Broomend, Crichie, River, Don, ceremonial, centre, Henge, Standing, Stones, Pictish, symbol, carvings, Stone, Circle, Ring, Cairn, landscape, excavation, Reading University, urns, Beaker, history, Bronze, Age, ancient, archaeology, ancestors, neolithic, bone, radiocarbon, dating, monument, avenue, monoliths,
Cothiemuir RSC bnm3611jhp 
 Scottish summer altar flankers forest Cothiemuir Stone Circle Aberdeenshire recumbent and now the focus for a nearby natural burial site with a spiritual connection going back to Bronze Age times. This ancient Recumbent Stone Circle with altar stone, flankers and some outer monoliths is found deep in the forest off the Keig to Monymusk Road via My Lordís Throat which runs along the southern side of Bennachie. After leaving the main Insch Road [B992] there is a straight followed by a curve to the right round the edge of Cothiemuir Wood. Adjacent to a field looking back to Keig there is enough room to pull off the road on the verge, cross the road and there is an obvious footpath up through the many mature trees and up a gradual slope. The walk into the stone circle takes about five minutes following the footpath which meanders through the trees and past some of the Natural Burial area plots. This is a Historic Scotland protected site, it is not signed and there is no access for wheelchairs. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Donside, Cothiemuir, Insch, Inverurie, Keig, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, landscape, history, Bronze, Age, ancient, archaeology, ancestors, neolithic, stones, altar, flankers, monoliths, monolith, quartz, granite, generation, death, ceremony, construction, forest, sunshine, dappled, grass, blue, sky, 2016, June, summer, digital, photograph, camera, Nikon, D700, DSLR
Cothiemuir RSC bnm3612jhp 
 Scotland summer Cothiemuir woods Stone Circle Keig Donside Aberdeenshire and now the focus for a nearby natural burial site with a spiritual connection going back to Bronze Age times. This ancient Recumbent Stone Circle with altar stone, flankers and some outer monoliths is found deep in the forest off the Keig to Monymusk Road via My Lordís Throat which runs along the southern side of Bennachie. After leaving the main Insch Road [B992] there is a straight followed by a curve to the right round the edge of Cothiemuir Wood. Adjacent to a field looking back to Keig there is enough room to pull off the road on the verge, cross the road and there is an obvious footpath up through the many mature trees and up a gradual slope. The walk into the stone circle takes about five minutes following the footpath which meanders through the trees and past some of the Natural Burial area plots. This is a Historic Scotland protected site, it is not signed and there is no access for wheelchairs. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Donside, Cothiemuir, Insch, Inverurie, Keig, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, landscape, history, Bronze, Age, ancient, archaeology, ancestors, neolithic, stones, altar, flankers, monoliths, monolith, quartz, granite, generation, death, ceremony, construction, forest, summer, 2016, June, summer, digital, photograph, camera, Nikon, D700, DSLR
Cothiemuir RSC bnm3613jhp 
 Scottish summer sunshine forest monoliths fallen Cothiemuir Stone Circle Keig Aberdeenshire recumbent and now the focus for a nearby natural burial site with a spiritual connection going back to Bronze Age times. This ancient Recumbent Stone Circle with altar stone, flankers and some outer monoliths is found deep in the forest off the Keig to Monymusk Road via My Lordís Throat which runs along the southern side of Bennachie. After leaving the main Insch Road [B992] there is a straight followed by a curve to the right round the edge of Cothiemuir Wood. Adjacent to a field looking back to Keig there is enough room to pull off the road on the verge, cross the road and there is an obvious footpath up through the many mature trees and up a gradual slope. The walk into the stone circle takes about five minutes following the footpath which meanders through the trees and past some of the Natural Burial area plots. This is a Historic Scotland protected site, it is not signed and there is no access for wheelchairs. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Donside, Cothiemuir, Insch, Inverurie, Keig, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, landscape, history, Bronze, Age, ancient, archaeology, ancestors, neolithic, stones, altar, flankers, monoliths, monolith, quartz, granite, generation, death, ceremony, construction, forest, sunshine, dappled, grass, blue, sky, 2016, June, summer, digital, photograph, camera, Nikon, D700, DSLR
Cothiemuir RSC bnm3614jhp 
 Scotland summer sunshine forest Cothiemuir Stone Circle Keig Aberdeenshire recumbent and now the focus for a nearby natural burial site with a spiritual connection going back to Bronze Age times. This ancient Recumbent Stone Circle with altar stone, flankers and some outer monoliths is found deep in the forest off the Keig to Monymusk Road via My Lordís Throat which runs along the southern side of Bennachie. After leaving the main Insch Road [B992] there is a straight followed by a curve to the right round the edge of Cothiemuir Wood. Adjacent to a field looking back to Keig there is enough room to pull off the road on the verge, cross the road and there is an obvious footpath up through the many mature trees and up a gradual slope. The walk into the stone circle takes about five minutes following the footpath which meanders through the trees and past some of the Natural Burial area plots. This is a Historic Scotland protected site, it is not signed and there is no access for wheelchairs. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Donside, Cothiemuir, Insch, Inverurie, Keig, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, landscape, history, Bronze, Age, ancient, archaeology, ancestors, neolithic, stones, altar, flankers, monoliths, monolith, quartz, granite, generation, death, ceremony, construction, forest, sunshine, dappled, grass, blue, sky, 2016, June, summer, digital, photograph, camera, Nikon, D700, DSLR
Cothiemuir RSC bnm3615jhp 
 Scotland Cothiemuir RSC woods Stone Circle Keig Donside Aberdeenshire June and now the focus for a nearby natural burial site with a spiritual connection going back to Bronze Age times. This ancient Recumbent Stone Circle with altar stone, flankers and some outer monoliths is found deep in the forest off the Keig to Monymusk Road via My Lordís Throat which runs along the southern side of Bennachie. After leaving the main Insch Road [B992] there is a straight followed by a curve to the right round the edge of Cothiemuir Wood. Adjacent to a field looking back to Keig there is enough room to pull off the road on the verge, cross the road and there is an obvious footpath up through the many mature trees and up a gradual slope. The walk into the stone circle takes about five minutes following the footpath which meanders through the trees and past some of the Natural Burial area plots. This is a Historic Scotland protected site, it is not signed and there is no access for wheelchairs. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Donside, Cothiemuir, Insch, Inverurie, Keig, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, landscape, upright, history, Bronze, Age, ancient, archaeology, ancestors, neolithic, stones, altar, flankers, monoliths, monolith, quartz, granite, generation, death, ceremony, construction, forest, 2016, June, summer, digital, photograph, camera, Nikon, D700, DSLR
Cothiemuir RSC bnm3616jhp 
 Scotland summer sunny forest Cothiemuir Stone Circle recumbent rear view Keig Aberdeenshire and now the focus for a nearby natural burial site with a spiritual connection going back to Bronze Age times. This ancient Recumbent Stone Circle with altar stone, flankers and some outer monoliths is found deep in the forest off the Keig to Monymusk Road via My Lordís Throat which runs along the southern side of Bennachie. After leaving the main Insch Road [B992] there is a straight followed by a curve to the right round the edge of Cothiemuir Wood. Adjacent to a field looking back to Keig there is enough room to pull off the road on the verge, cross the road and there is an obvious footpath up through the many mature trees and up a gradual slope. The walk into the stone circle takes about five minutes following the footpath which meanders through the trees and past some of the Natural Burial area plots. This is a Historic Scotland protected site, it is not signed and there is no access for wheelchairs. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Donside, Cothiemuir, Insch, Inverurie, Keig, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, landscape, history, Bronze, Age, ancient, archaeology, ancestors, neolithic, stones, altar, flankers, monoliths, monolith, quartz, granite, generation, death, ceremony, construction, forest, sunshine, dappled, grass, blue, sky, 2016, June, summer, digital, photograph, camera, Nikon, D700, DSLR
Cothiemuir Stone Circle Scotland VS2540JHP 
 Scottish Ancient Cothiemuir Recumbent Stone Circle Altar Flankers Keig Donside Aberdeenshire and now the focus for a nearby natural burial site with a spiritual connection going back to Bronze Age times 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Donside, Cothiemuir, Insch, Inverurie, Keig, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, landscape, history, Bronze, Age, ancient, archaeology, ancestors, neolithic, stones, altar, flankers, monoliths, monolith, quartz, granite, generation, death, ceremony, construction, forest, summer
Cullerlie Stone Circle Scotland TO27127JHP 
 Cullerlie Stone Circle Monolith Central Ring Scottish Historic Site Aberdeenshire lies west of Aberdeen near Garlogie off the Aberdeen Tarland Road and is Historic Scotland signposted. It is situated on the edge of Leuchar Moss. Excavated in 1934, evidence was found of cremation in a series of kerb cairns and from wood charcoal analysis it is suggested this occurred at different times in history. Dated from 2nd Millennium BC, it is argued it was a later development of the more common Recumbent Stone Circles. This site is cared for by Historic Scotland and is open to the public with easy access from the nearby public road. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Garlogie, Cullerlie, Leuchar, Moss, Gordon, Standing, Stones, Circle, Ring, landscape, history, Bronze, Age, ancient, archaeology, later, ancestors, neolithic, excavation, bone, radiocarbon, charcoal, oak, willow, dating, monument, altar, flankers, monolith, monoliths, cemetery, cremation, burial, cult, flint, quartz, granite,
Cullerlie Stone Circle Scotland TO27129JHP 
 Cullerlie Stone Circle Large monolith Closeup Photograph Aberdeenshire Scotland lies west of Aberdeen near Garlogie off the Aberdeen Tarland Road and is Historic Scotland signposted. It is situated on the edge of Leuchar Moss. Excavated in 1934, evidence was found of cremation in a series of kerb cairns and from wood charcoal analysis it is suggested this occurred at different times in history. Dated from 2nd Millennium BC, it is argued it was a later development of the more common Recumbent Stone Circles. This site is cared for by Historic Scotland and is open to the public with easy access from the nearby public road. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Garlogie, Cullerlie, Echt, Leuchar Moss, Standing, Stones, Circle, Ring, Cairn, upright, history, Bronze, Age, ancient, archaeology, later, ancestors, neolithic, excavation, bone, radiocarbon, charcoal, oak, willow, dating, monument, altar, flankers, monolith, monoliths, sockets, uprights, kerb, radials, ellipse, elliptical, hilltop, cemetery, cremation, burial, cult, flint, quartz, granite, tribe, antiquity, leader, generation, death, ceremony, construction, primitive, community, field, territorial, marker, clearances, ritual, rural, nature, astronomical, seasons, moon, sunset, sunrise, cyclical, cycles, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, peaceful, quiet, sun, sunshine, grass, green, blue, white, farming, agriculture, countryside, spring
Cullerlie Stone Circle Scotland TO27132JHP 
 Cullerlie Stone Circle Monolith Aberdeenshire Deeside Scootish Historic Site Photo lies west of Aberdeen near Garlogie off the Aberdeen Tarland Road and is Historic Scotland signposted. It is situated on the edge of Leuchar Moss. Excavated in 1934, evidence was found of cremation in a series of kerb cairns and from wood charcoal analysis it is suggested this occurred at different times in history. Dated from 2nd Millennium BC, it is argued it was a later development of the more common Recumbent Stone Circles. This site is cared for by Historic Scotland and is open to the public with easy access from the nearby public road. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Garlogie, Cullerlie, Echt, Leuchar Moss, Standing, Stones, Circle, Ring, Cairn, landscape, history, Bronze, Age, ancient, archaeology, later, ancestors, neolithic, excavation, bone, radiocarbon, charcoal, oak, willow, dating, monument, altar, flankers, monolith, monoliths, sockets, uprights, kerb, radials, ellipse, elliptical, hilltop, cemetery, cremation, burial, cult, flint, quartz, granite, tribe, antiquity, leader, generation, death, ceremony, construction, primitive, community, field, territorial, marker, clearances, ritual, rural, nature, astronomical, seasons, moon, sunset, sunrise, cyclical, cycles, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, peaceful, quiet, sun, sunshine, grass, green, blue, white, farming, agriculture, countryside, spring
Cullerlie Stone Circle Scotland TO27140JHP 
 Cullerlie Stone Circle Aberdeenshire Garlogie Spring Scotland lies west of Aberdeen near Garlogie off the Aberdeen Tarland Road and is Historic Scotland signposted. It is situated on the edge of Leuchar Moss. Excavated in 1934, evidence was found of cremation in a series of kerb cairns and from wood charcoal analysis it is suggested this occurred at different times in history. Dated from 2nd Millennium BC, it is argued it was a later development of the more common Recumbent Stone Circles. This site is cared for by Historic Scotland and is open to the public with easy access from the nearby public road. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Garlogie, Cullerlie, Leuchar Moss, Standing, Stones, Circle, Ring, Cairn, landscape, history, Bronze, Age, ancient, archaeology, later, spring,
Cullerlie Stone Circle Scotland TO27141JHP 
 Cullerlie Stone Circle Stones Monoliths Garlogie Aberdeenshire Spring Scotland lies west of Aberdeen near Garlogie off the Aberdeen Tarland Road and is Historic Scotland signposted. It is situated on the edge of Leuchar Moss. Excavated in 1934, evidence was found of cremation in a series of kerb cairns and from wood charcoal analysis it is suggested this occurred at different times in history. Dated from 2nd Millennium BC, it is argued it was a later development of the more common Recumbent Stone Circles. This site is cared for by Historic Scotland and is open to the public with easy access from the nearby public road. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Garlogie, Cullerlie, Leuchar Moss, Standing, Stones, Circle, Ring, Cairn, upright, history, Bronze, Age, ancient, archaeology, ancestors, charcoal, oak, willow, dating, monument, monolith, monoliths, cemetery, cremation, quartz, granite,
Easter Auqhorthies Stone Circle UP673809JHP 
 Inverurie Easter Auqhorthies Massive Aberdeenshire Recumbent Stone Circle Flankers Altar on the shoulder of a hill in clear site of Bennachie Hill, west of Inverurie in Aberdeenshire. Well signed from the town, with an Historic Scotland carpark and easy access up metalled path. This circular design places the site in the earliest phase of this form of ceremonial and burial monument around 3-2000BC. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Donside, Inverurie, Easter, Aquhorthies, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, landscape, history, Bronze, Age, ancient, archaeology, ancestors, neolithic, stones, altar, flankers, monoliths, Granite, quartz, autumn,
Easter Auqhorthies Stone Circle UP673810JHP 
 Easter Auqhorthies Flanker Altar Recumbent Stone Circle Aberdeenshire Scotland Photo on the shoulder of a hill in clear site of Bennachie Hill, west of Inverurie in Aberdeenshire. Well signed from the town, with an Historic Scotland carpark and easy access up metalled path. This circular design places the site in the earliest phase of this form of ceremonial and burial monument around 3-2000BC. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Donside, Inverurie, Easter, Aquhorthies, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, history, Bronze, Age, ancient, archaeology, ancestors, neolithic, flankers, altar, granite, quartz, autumn, upright

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