Rest of Scotland

The 12 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 location of Rest of Scotland 


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 12
Number of single alignments 7
Number of double alignments 4
Number of triple alignments 1
Number of multiple alignments 0
Maximum length 1130m
Minimum length 5m
Average length 159m
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
Average orientation 52°
Average altitude 55m
Highest alignment Ladystone Farm (223m)
Lowest alignment Brodgar Farm (3m)
Cairn at the top of alignment 1
Cairn at the bottom of alignment 0
Scheduled alignments 8

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.

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