Dunfermline, Fife
Standing Stone Canmore HES
Also known as Easter Pitcorthie; Dunfermline Easter Pitcorthie

The "Pitcorthie" placename translates roughly to "place of the standing stone" or "standing stone farm". So it's hardly a unique name. In fact there are two ancient monuments just in Fife scheduled under the name "Easter Pitcorthie". This is the one in the southern part of Dunfermline city.

Standing on what was once a crest of sloping land, this stone is now surrounded by a pavement of granite cobless in the middle of a housing estate built in the 1970s. If there was an excavation (official or otherwise) around the stone at the time, there does not seem to be a record of it.

The stone stands around 1.6 metres tall and is roughly rectangular in cross-section. The western face is very flat and it is tempting to think it has been dressed. The other faces are much rougher but where the stone has split on the eastern face, the rock is also very flat.

Images ©2023 Martin McCarthy, Theasis Photography

Nearby Sites

8km Tuilyies Megalith Standing Stone
13km Huly Hill Stone Circle; Burial Cairn
14km Easter Norton Standing Stone
14km Linlithgow Palace Palace
16km Tormain Hill Cup and Ring Marks
18km Orwell Standing Stones
18km Strathendry Standing Stone
18km Gala Braes Standing Stones
19km Cairnpapple Hill Henge; Chambered Cairn
(NB: All distances are as-the-crow-flies. Lochs, mountains and beautiful winding roads will make it further. Sometimes much further.)