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| Stannin Steens O Strathbogie |
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|Description ||Grid Ref:NJ529399
These are the STANNIN STEENS O STRATHBOGIE. The one nearest to you is the Pictish symbol stone though the horseshoe carving which once appeared upon it has disappeared. It is believed that the two stones were formerly part of a stone circle. So the Square was an important place even in Neolithic times.
| These stones are not as originally sited so no conclusions can be drawn about the importance of this location, - let alone the square which came into existence centuries later! These 2 stones are the only remains of a circle of 6.There is a record of a court being held at the Stones in 1557, and in 1594 they were the rendezvous point for the Earls of Argyll, Huntly and Errol on the eve of the Battle of Glenlivet. All but 3 were removed when the Duke of Richmond's statue was erected in 1862, the third (now lost) having survived for a while close by a house flanking the E side of the S half of the Square. (Ref: The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland)|
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