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I had pretty low expectations for this site - a single standing stone amongst the rugby and football playing fields of Stirling University. It probably wasn't helped by my previous visit to a rather sad-looking repaired and re-erected stone elsewhere on the university campus. But I was being unreasonably negative. The stone is massive. There was a surprisingly good ambience (no doubt helped by the low midwinter sun and slightly misty air) and the Wallace Monument on the horizon to the south made a delightful visual echo.

The stone is over 2.5 metres tall, and slightly wider at the top than at the base. It's pretty much impossible to miss being in the midst of several playing fields. Indeed, it is very close to the touchline of one rugby pitch and I can only imagine what an unpleasant hazard it can be.

Images ©2017 Martin McCarthy, Theasis Photography

Nearby Sites

0km University of Stirling Standing Stone
6km Sherrifmuir Stone Row
7km Doune Standing Stones
9km Castleton Farm Cup and Ring Carvings
9km Doune Castle Castle
11km Torwood Broch
13km Ardoch Roman Fort Roman Fort
17km Peterhead Farm Standing Stone; Pictish Class I Stone
19km Auchterarder Standing Stones
20km Waterhead Standing Stones
(NB: All distances are as-the-crow-flies. Lochs, mountains and beautiful winding roads will make it further. Sometimes much further.)