Gala Braes
Bathgate, West Lothian OS Map
Standing Stones Canmore

About a kilometre south from Cairnpapple Hill, stands a pair of stones on the edge of the Bathgate Hills and with splendid views of the central valley of Scotland.

Or rather, a stone and a bit. One of the stones is just a stump, broken almost at ground level. According to CANMORE, two broken parts of the stone lay nearby and it was clear that the stone had been repaired and re-erected before breaking again. I'm not sure if the fallen parts of the stone are still present - I did have a bit of a hunt around on my most recent visit (2018) and didn't find any signs, but it could easily be hidden amongst the thick gorse covering the ridge where the remaining stones stand.

Images ©1998, 2017, 2018 Martin McCarthy, Theasis Photography

Nearby Sites

0km Cairnpapple Hill Henge; Chambered Cairn
4km Linlithgow Palace Palace
13km Huly Hill Stone Circle; Burial Cairn
14km Tuilyies Megalith Standing Stone
14km Tormain Hill Cup and Ring Marks
16km Easter Norton Standing Stone
19km Torwood Broch
20km Castleton Farm Cup and Ring Carvings
(NB: All distances are as-the-crow-flies. Lochs, mountains and beautiful winding roads will make it further. Sometimes much further.)