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OS1/1/74/29

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STONE CISTS FOUND [Cats Cairn] Site of Cats Cairn (Stone Cists found) Charles Barclay Esqr J.P. [Justice of the Peace] Aberdour Ho. [House]
Mrs J. Walls Cragiefold
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*"On the side of the high road, from Fraserburgh to Banff, are some Cairns or Tumuli, about 60 feet in circumference at the base, composed of round stones, piled up in a conical shape to the height of 30 feet. There are Several Similar Cairns in the neighbouring parishes, and they are evidently monumental repositories of the dead. On opening one of them some years ago, large flagstones were found placed in the ground in the form of a Chest or Coffin, and containing ashes of burnt bones. Some arrowheads of flint were also found, but no weapons of metal of any kind, whence it may be conjectured that they are of great antiquity. Tradition says that they are the burying places of hostile invaders from Denmark or Norway, who were defeated in that neighbourhood, and seem to have been pursued with Slaughter a great way along the Coast, where Several Such Tumuli are still to be seen."
Old Statistical Account

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2.6 Parish of Pitsligo

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