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Glassie, standing stone 960m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.6419 / 56°38'30"N

Longitude: -3.8814 / 3°52'52"W

OS Eastings: 284717

OS Northings: 751591

OS Grid: NN847515

Mapcode National: GBR JCS5.2T2

Mapcode Global: WH4LQ.BBY2

Entry Name: Glassie, standing stone 960m NW of

Scheduled Date: 23 January 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM9685

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: long cairn

Location: Weem

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a standing stone with cup marks.

The standing stone is situated on the west bank of the Boltachan Burn, in open moorland. The standing stone is 1.1m high by 0.94m across at the base. On its SW face are 9 cup-marks, all about 2.5cm in diameter, and there is one cup mark on top of the stone.

Cup-marks are decorative circular depressions carved into standing stones, outcrops of bedrock and boulders, and are sometimes found arranged in patterns with other motifs. They are thought to date principally to the Neolithic and Bronze Age and to have been related to acts of ritual and religious significance.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the standing stone and and area around it, within which related material may be expected to be found. The area is circular, with a diameter of 10m as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to an understanding of prehistoric ritual practices. Its importance is increased by its proximity to other monuments of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NN 85 SW 5.


Breadalbane Archaeol Soc (1964) 'Strathtay', Discovery Excav Scot, 37.

Coles, F. R. (1910) 'Report on stone circles surveyed in Perthshire (Aberfeldy District), with measured plans and drawings', Proc Soc Antiq Scot, Vol. 44, 153, No. 16.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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