MHG58632 - Wishing Stone - Rudha Beag


A large stone split into three parts, said to have been a wishing stone.

Type and Period (1)

  • STONE (Unknown date)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A desk-based assessment and walkover survey of Cuil, on the shore of Loch Linnhe, Lochaber, was carried out in 2010 by N Malcolm for RCAHMS' 'Scotland's Rural Past Project'. This stone was a glacial erratic is split into three parts. It was said to have been a wishing stone. It measured about 280cm by 160cms and was 70cms high. Fifty years ago it was possible to see the holes that had been drilled into the boulder to split it but these have been weathered away. It was probably split for building purposes but the local story was that the church elders tried to destroy it because of its superstitious associations. <1> <2>

See link below to HES Canmore record for photo.

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Grid reference Centred NM 9737 5558 (40m by 40m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM95NE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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