Copyright: George Currie

A single stone row measuring 10m long, including two large recumbent slabs and a single upright orthostat standing 3.1m high situated near the summit of a small hill with extensive views of the Vale of Strathmore. The row is orientated north east to south west and the central stone has a single cup-mark and later carved letters on its upper face.


Scotland Angus Central Scotland NO 27449 56473
Lat 56.694328   Long -3.1862082

Map showing the location of Pitmudie stone row.

Plan of Pitmudie stone row. Recumbent stones shown yellow and upright shown black. (Source: survey by Sandy Gerrard at 1:100)


Type: Single Length: 10m
No. of stones: 3 Size of stones: Only large
Orientation: 50° Altitude: 259m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: No
Context:  –

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status:
Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes


Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretation of this row.


This stone row is of Type S2. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.


Looking south west along the row.

View from the south east (Scale 1m).

View from above and north west (Scale 1m).

Looking south west along the row from above (Scale 1m).

View from above and south(Scale 1m).

View from above and south west (Scale 1m).

View from above and north west (Scale 1m). Loch of Lintrathen and Sidlaw Hills visible in the background.

The central stone. Cup-mark denoted by white arrow and carved letters by a black arrow. The letter “D” is clear the others less so. The letters are within a rectangular sunken panel and are not recent graffitti (Scale 30cm).

A Landscape Reveal?  

There are far reaching views particularly to the south from Pitmudie stone row. No landscape reveals exist along the length of the row. However, it may be significant that when approaching the row from the north, the Sidlaw Hills which are initially hidden from view are suddenly revealed behind the row.

View from the north at the point where the Sidlaw Hills are revealed.

A few more steps and the Sidlaws are fully revealed.

Access Information

Limited roadside car parking is available at NO 27022 56470. From here enter the forestry plantation to the north and follow the heavilly rutted track eastward and then northward. Once you arrive in the clearing at NO 27345 56470 head due east and the standing stone will soon become visible.

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Modern Antiquarian     Canmore     Historic Environment Record


VISITED:- 3rd December 2016

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 12th February 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 15th March 2019

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