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Alford Image Library

Prehistoric stones and stone circles

A collection of photographs of a number of intriguingly marked stones, possibly from prehistoric times, and of stone circles and standing stones in and around Donside.
Luath's Stone, Whitehouse Here viewed from the north. Possibly a prehistoric boundary marker. Sometimes mis-associated with Ma...
Prehistoric cup marked stone. Don't ask me what these stones were used for or why they were marked, but there are two interlocking...
...and another prehistoric cup marked stone shaped like a.....? Well actually it looks like a very stylised bird when viewed from all sides. Sim...
...and more unusual markings on a large stone I've found lots of examples of this type of marking (not plough scrapes and quite purposefully made)...
East Aquhorthies Stone Circle 3000BC recumbent stone circle.
Odd Ogham-like markings Similar markings on this stone, from the stone circle at East Aquhorthies, to those found near Alfor...
Cullerlie Stone Circle View from south-east. 2000BC. Excavation in 1934 found minute potsherds, hazel, oak and willow charc...
Luath's Stone, Whitehouse Strange shape and markings on the western face of the stone. Luath may be a corruption of the Gaelic...
Tom na Hivrigh Stone Circle near Tarland Large recumbent seen between two uprights. There are many outliers apart from those obviously formin...
Whitehills stone circle Flanker and recumbent viewed from west.
Panorama showing Luath's stone The saddle in which Luath's stone stands can be seen quite clearly in this photograph.
East Aquhorthies Stone Circle Bennachie just peeping over the stone dyke. Photograph shows the recumbent and flankers (and before ...

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