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.
21/32 Panoramic view of the site
22/32 View from below clearly showing the artificial platform on which the stones stand
23/32 Alligator and Mrs Descartes act as yardsticks in the middle of the rings
24/32 View from on the platform looking across the stones to the clear edge
25/32 Looking south across all the stones.
26/32 Looking southwest
27/32 Looking northwest.
28/32 Some of the inner stones, looking north.
29/32 Looking from below the platform.
30/32 The circle from the south.
31/32 The inner stones.
32/32 Cupmarks on a prostrate stone on the southern arc.