Situated right beside the very busy A9 at Dowally, acess can be a little awkward when you slow to turn in here. These stones had, I had heard, been demolished (after being hit by a bus) and replaced by a caravan park. When I visited however, I found that the stones still exist, and are in the garden of a small cottage, protected at the rear by a large hedge. Canmore states: "Two standing stones 10' apart W of the main road at Dowally. They are respectively 8'7" and 7'8" high and 8' and 10'11" basal girth." In 1975 it was noted that one stone had fallen, otherwise the description is correct. This stone has since been re-erected, and I was unable to find out which one - presumably the one hit by the bus, however! The western stone has a huge line of quartz running vertically down the west side of it. They're quite a decent size and impressive standing out pale against the dark hedge.
Date visited 19th February 2004