Tuilyies Megalith
Dunfermline, Fife
Standing Stone Canmore
Also known as Torryburn

A tall and strangely shaped megalith, along with three other large stones, stand at the roadside a few miles from Dunfermline. The spectacular sculpturing that can be seen from the roadside is probably entirely due to weathering, although there are also many cup marks on the side away from the road. There's also a very deep "cup" on the upper part of both sides that may be from an attempt to bore through the stone in less ancient times.

Local legend has it that the stones mark the graves of chiefs who died in a battle here.

The stones are also said to be the remains of a circle, but there is apparently little evidence to back this up.

Images ©1999, 2016 Martin McCarthy, Theasis Photography

Nearby Sites

8km Pitcorthie Standing Stone
9km Linlithgow Palace Palace
14km Gala Braes Standing Stones
15km Cairnpapple Hill Henge; Chambered Cairn
16km Huly Hill Stone Circle; Burial Cairn
17km Castleton Farm Cup and Ring Carvings
19km Easter Norton Standing Stone
19km Tormain Hill Cup and Ring Marks
19km Torwood Broch
(NB: All distances are as-the-crow-flies. Lochs, mountains and beautiful winding roads will make it further. Sometimes much further.)