Croft Moraig
Aberfeldy, Perthshire
Stone Circle Canmore

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.

Images ©1997, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2014 Martin McCarthy, Theasis Photography

Nearby Sites

0km Newhall Bridge Standing Stones
5km Fortingall Stone Circles
5km Greenland Stone Circle
8km Lundin Farm Stone Circle; Cup Marks
14km Clach na Tiompan Chambered Cairn; Standing Stone; Possible Stone Circle
14km River Almond Stone Circle; Cairn
15km Clachan an Diridh Stone Circle
17km Faskally Cottages Stone Circle Stone Circle
17km Logierait Pictish Cross-Slab Pictish Stone Class II
18km Moulin Standing Stones
18km Struan Pictish Stone Pictish Stone Class I
(NB: All distances are as-the-crow-flies. Lochs, mountains and beautiful winding roads will make it further. Sometimes much further.)