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A 4000-year-old standing stone in Angus has fallen over due to severe winter weather.

The Carlinwell stone at Airlie, near Kirriemuir, toppled over as the snow, ice and frost from the long cold spell melted away.

The 7ft prehistoric unsculptured standing stone is situated on the crest of a knoll on a farm. Human remains were found underneath the scheduled monument at the end of the 18th century. It is one of a number of standing stones across the country…

Article from STV/TV News Tayside continues here

The Carlinwell ‘standing’ stone  can be found on The Modern Antiquarian site.

STONEHENGE, the grandest prehistoric monument in the British Isles, is at last in sight of the end of its troubles.

“Preservation was assured some years ago, but its essential setting, the vast solitude of Salisbury Plain, was lost during the war and has never been recovered. First the war, then tourists, broke in upon the silence and spacious emptiness of Salisbury Plain, but plans for protection are afoot.”

The New York Times, October 16, 1927.

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