The 13 stone alignments in the rest of Scotland are situated beyond the main clusters. These isolated examples unsurprisingly vary considerably, but all consist of at least three stones aligned along a common axis. The alignments at Brodgar Farm and Broomend of Crichie are directly associated with henges whilst three at Torhousekie are situated close to stone circles. Indeed one of them is in the centre of a stone circle. In common with the identified Scottish regions the stones comprising the alignments are generally large.
Map showing the distribution of stone rows in the rest of Scotland. Click on map to open an interactive version permitting direct access to the individual Gazetteer entries.
Rest of Scotland stone alignments at a glimpse
|No. of alignments||13|
|Number of single alignments||8|
|Number of double alignments||4|
|Number of triple alignments||1|
|Number of multiple alignments||0|
|Longest alignment||Brodgar Farm|
|Shortest alignment||Torhousekie, East|
|Total number of recorded stones||155|
|Average number of stones in each alignment||14|
|Alignments including small stones||1|
|Alignments including medium stones||5|
|Alignments including large stones||11|
|Highest alignment||Ladystone Farm (223m)|
|Lowest alignment||Brodgar Farm (3m)|
|Cairn at the top of alignment||1|
|Cairn at the bottom of alignment||0|
A summary of information for the individual stone alignments can be viewed by clicking on the site names below. Further information and commentary will be added in the future. Whilst it is believed that the existing information is accurate, mistakes inevitably occur and should you spot any your help in improving this resource would be much appreciated. Your help will of course be fully acknowledged. Please use the contact button to get in touch.