Croft Moraig, near Aberfeldy in Perthshire, with its concentric rings and outliers on an artificial platform.
The history of the site is known from an excavation in 1965:
- about 5000 years ago, a horseshoe arrangement of fourteen wide wooden posts was erected in an ellipse 7 metres by 8 metres. This was surrounded by a ditch.
- the posts were later replaced by eight stones of graded height. Another smaller stone stood just outside. Some neolithic pottery was found related to this phase of the site.
- a rubble bank was created outside the stones and cup-marked stones added that aligned with the southern moonset and the midsummer sunrise.
- a twelve-metre diameter circle of twelve large stones was constructed and a couple of large outlying stones added.
There are certainly a lot of interesting features with this site. And yet, somehow, I always feel like I'm missing something here. Like there's something I just don't get. It seems like the sort of place I would love...but it always leaves me a little cold. Maybe that's just me.