Wigtown, Dumfries and Galloway
All pictures and text copyright © 2000 Martin McCarthy
These three large stones (two standing at around ten feet tall, one fallen would be about nine feet tall) are aligned approximately northeast-southwest in an area thick with standing stones and cup-and-ring marks.
These three stones, along with several cup-and-ring marked outcrops nearby, are in state care.
The line of the stones points northeast to a point on the horizon near the midsummer sunrise. Looking in the opposite direction, to the southwest, the line points near to where the midwinter sun sets.
The southwestern-most stone is of such a shape that from some angles it looks very precarious and might easily break in two. That is somewhat deceptive and the stone looks really quite substantial.