You are hereBlue Stane, St Andrews

Blue Stane, St Andrews


The Blue Stane (stone) now largely ignored, was once a Celtic place of power in the landscape around St Andrews. Its present location (behind the railings opposite Hope Park Church) is not its original, and it has been moved several times in its history.

Its first home was said to be on Magnus Muir, it was thrown there from Blebo Craigs (a distance of 5 miles) by an angry giant who was aiming at the missionary St Rule. In the past the stone stood as a focus for meetings and oath taking. Knights swore faith to the kings of Scotland over it, and wayfarers patted the stone for good luck on their journey.

It was probably a sacred stone in ancient times, perhaps connected in some way to Blebo Craigs as the giant legend suggests. There are other blue stones in Scotland, and the one in Crail churchyard was also hurled over a great distance.


Javascript is required to view this map.

The Dolphin Hotel, Littlehampton

Ellie and Katie along with their staff have created a warm and friendly pub with a traditional feel and traditional values. They have worked hard to turn the Dolphin into one of the safest, cleanest and most welcoming pubs around. Between them they have nearly 30 years experience in the pub and catering trade. Read More »



Share/Save

Navigation

Recent comments

Featured Site