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Postby jim » Fri Jan 21, 2005 9:52 am

Anyone fancy a wee trip up there to see the caves, the lifts and generally hunt for Druids? Next weekend?
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Postby Sharon » Fri Jan 21, 2005 10:22 am

I do fancy it... alot!!

But, I probably can't do next weekend the 29th / 30th :cry: the one after however... saturday the 5th :?: or.... this weekend!!!
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Postby caine » Fri Jan 21, 2005 3:14 pm

mooshimooshisan wrote:I can also verify the caves up the back of Craigmaddie. There is a guy who lives in a cave up there - he is a bit odd, as you can imagine. I am sure there is or was a guy who lived in a tee pee up there too (altho might have been the same guy's summer house).

She also remembers there being ruins of a building she was told were a castle up behind the house - perhaps this is the temple? There is also an ice house up in the woods too (not to mention a gamekeeper with a gun, so if you are going wandering, be careful!)



yeah the teepee was just above the caves, so i guess it must have been the same guy. it was a beast of a tent though! not your avaerage traveller anyway!!
we found the ice house once, but i'll be f*cked if i can remember where.
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Postby mooshimooshisan » Fri Jan 21, 2005 3:42 pm

If my memory serves me correctly, the buildings where the paintings etc were hidden were not too far from the house, and not too far from the wee road that goes thru the woods.

As for the ice house, well, I would imagine it wasn't too far from the house either, but I never saw it myself. If anyone is interested in seeing that, I can ask for some vague directions.

Alternatively, you could always approach the folks at the house - the Struthers - they might help you?

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Postby DickyHart » Fri Jan 21, 2005 3:48 pm

im up for it if we go on the 5th
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Postby Fossil » Fri Jan 21, 2005 7:00 pm

jim wrote:Anyone fancy a wee trip up there to see the caves, the lifts and generally hunt for Druids? Next weekend?


count me in Jim for next weekend 30th

we'll post it in whats on

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Postby jim » Mon Jan 24, 2005 5:07 pm

Maybe postpone this one for a couple of weeks? Something has come up, and there is also Ronnie's thing...
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Postby Sharon » Mon Jan 24, 2005 5:26 pm

Postpone away... im just hoping you pick a date I am free!!
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Postby Fossil » Mon Jan 24, 2005 8:52 pm

How about Sunday the 6th Jim?

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Postby jim » Mon Jan 24, 2005 10:42 pm

Sounds good. Lets do it!
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Postby DickyHart » Wed Jan 26, 2005 5:55 pm

will ye drag me along wi yeez!! plz

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Postby Fossil » Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:17 pm

DickyHart wrote:will ye drag me along wi yeez!! plz

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only if yer on a skateboard ::):

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BALDERNOCK (DRUID TOWN)

Postby jim » Fri Jan 28, 2005 10:25 am

Are we tentatively saying Sunday the 6th for this outing? Is it time to post it in What's On?
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Postby Sharon » Fri Jan 28, 2005 4:12 pm

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The Auld Wives' Lift

http://www.milngavieonline.com/auldwives.htm

Beneath the capstone is a narrow and irregular gap, which does not reach down to ground level, and "through this opening, so superstition says, every stranger who visits this place for the first time must creep, otherwise he shall die childless."

This is no lighthearted undertaking then!!

And heres what Hugh MacDonald had to say... he had alot to say as you'd expect from the man :)

http://www.electricscotland.com/history ... ernock.htm

Antiquaries have a different method of accounting for the origin of the "Auld Wives’ Lifts," although even they have their differences of opinion on the subject. By some this gigantic cromlech is supposed to be a Druidical altar, whereon, in a dim prehistoric era, the dark rites of pagan worship may have been celebrated. In support of this theory it is stated that, until a comparatively recent period, the remains of an encircling grove of oak trees were visible on the surrounding heights, which, from their gentle ascending slopes, also seem peculiarly adapted for the accommodation of worshipping crowds, who might assemble to witness the sacrifice of human victims whose blood was shed at the rude shrine of Moloch. From the form and appearance, as well as the situation of this lone structure, indeed, this theory seems to our mind exceedingly probable, and with an inward persuasion of its truthfulness, we experience a gruesome but not altogether disagreeable feeling pervading us as we stand upon the stone of blood, which now, thank heaven! has forgotten the purpose of its erection. ‘We think of the lines written by Keats,—

"There is a pleasure on the heath
where Druids old have been,
Where mantles gray have rustled by
And swept the nettles green."


So dark rites and pleasure on the heath. This is what its all about!!!
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Re: BALDERNOCK (DRUID TOWN)

Postby Fossil » Fri Jan 28, 2005 6:20 pm

jim wrote:Are we tentatively saying Sunday the 6th for this outing? Is it time to post it in What's On?



I think so Jim :) got a time yet and meeting place?

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