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History

The Drumtroddan Standing Stones were erected about 4,000 to 5,000 years ago, likely for ceremonial use – though the nature of these ceremonies is now completely lost to us. It’s likely that observations of the Sun or Moon were made here, possibly using other stones or timber posts, which have not survived. 

The selection, transport and erecting of these stones was carried out to a carefully planned design. The construction would have required plenty of technical and organisational skill. 

The stones are not the sole reminder of ancient civilisation in the area. They’re part of an extensive prehistoric landscape, also featuring a fort and nearby cup-and-ring marked stones. 

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