Muirton

Auchterarder, Perthshire
Standing Stone; Pictish Class I Stone
Also known as Peterhead Farm; Glen Eagles; Loaninghead; Blackford

In a field by the A9, just as it goes through Glen Eagles, is a megalith with an indistinct Pictish symbol. And a stunning view. Those Picts certainly knew how to pick their spots.

Anthony Jackson (in The Pictish Trail) suggests that this is a carving of a stag, but I can't see it myself.

A.Mack described it (in Field Guide to the Pictish Stones, 1997) as a goose over a rectangle, which I think is altogether more likely.

A few hundred yards away to the west is another megalith which the Picts did not reuse. This stone fell in 1990 and was re-erected.


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