Peterhead Farm
Auchterarder, Perthshire
Standing Stone; Pictish Class I Stone Canmore
Also known as Muirton; Gleneagles; Loaninghead; Blackford

In fields near where the A9 traffic thunders through Gleneagles, is a pair of megaliths a few hundred metres apart.

The eastern stone is a little over a metre tall and has two Pictish symbols on one face. And it also a stunning view. Those Picts certainly knew how to pick their spots!

The lower symbol is a fairly clear rectangle divided into three thin horizontal segments. The upper symbol is much less distinct and in poor light it is hard to be sure that there is a definite shape there. But once you see it, it is very like a goose found on other Pictish stones.

A few hundred yards away to the west is another megalith (without any Pictish ornamentation). This stone fell in 1990 and was re-erected.

Images ©1999, 2017 Martin McCarthy, Theasis Photography

Nearby Sites

2km Auchterarder Standing Stones
8km Ardoch Roman Fort Roman Fort
10km Dunning Standing Stone
11km Sherrifmuir Stone Row
13km Ferntower Stone Circle Stone Circle; Cup Mark
14km Crofthead Farm Standing Stones
14km Fowlis Wester Pictish Stones Pictish Stones
14km Monzie Cairn Circle
15km Dupplin Cross Pictish Free-Standing Cross
15km Fowlis Wester Stone Circles Stone Circles; Standing Stone; Cairn
16km Buchanty Hill Cup Marks
17km Airthrey Castle Stone Standing Stone
17km University of Stirling Standing Stone
19km Doune Standing Stones
(NB: All distances are as-the-crow-flies. Lochs, mountains and beautiful winding roads will make it further. Sometimes much further.)