The Balgrummo Stone

Ordnance Survey Map Reference NO375029

The stone looking SSE

The ENE face. The girdle doesn't show up well...

The stone looking NNW

The stone looking NE

The WSW face

Just off the B927 leading north out of Scoonie (Leven) is the track to Balgrummo Farm. The stone stands in a field a couple of hundred metres up this track. There is an area where you can safely park by a small stand of trees, so the track is not blocked.

This stone is a slab of red sandstone, around 4-1/2 feet tall, and lies on a NNW-SSE axis. It was apparently dislodged by ploughing many years ago but replaced in situ. The ENE face has a 'girdle' across it approximately half-way up, but doesn't show too clearly in the photograph. No other markings appear.

This was featured in a recent Time Team dig, where a Bronze Age cemetery was excavated at Sillerhole. The stone stands in a magnificent location, overlooking the Firth of Forth, with excellent views across to the Bass Rock and Berwick Law. Due east of the stone is Leven Law, and this one is worth a look just for the views alone!

Visited 30th March 2003

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