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Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Puidrac

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Achleskine

Canmore ID 24141

Site Number NN52SW 16

NGR NN 54062 20797

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Stirling
  • Parish Balquhidder
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Stirling
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NN52SW 16 5406 2079.

(NN 5406 2079) Puidrac (Standing Stone) (NR)

OS 6" map, Perthshire, 2nd ed., (1901)

A standing stone stands about 4 1/2feet above ground, below Tom na Croich, Balquhidder. It is wedge-shaped, quite flat on top, and was famous as the place where trials of strength took place. A large, round, water-worn boulder, named, after the district, 'Puderag', weighing 2-3cwt., had to be lifted and placed on top of the standing stone. The latter had a ledge on its east side which was used as a resting-place in the lift but it was broken off c.30 years ago. A former minister of the parish is reputed to have had the lifting-stone thrown into the river, due to the danger of the feat, but it is also said to have been built into the manse dyke.

J M Gow 1887.

This stone, oriented E-W, is 1.25m high, 0.9m wide and from 0.2m to 0.4m thick.

Visited by OS (W D J) 27 November 1968.

No change to previous field report.

Visited by OS (B S) 20 March 1979.


Field Visit (August 1977)

Achleskine NN 540 207 NN52SW 16

This slab measures 0.9m broad and up to 0.4m thick and stands to a height of 1.2m.

RCAHMS 1979, visited August 1977

Gow 1 887, 84


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