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The Invergordon Archive

Thief's Stone
The Invergordon Archive
Thief's Stone

The is the Clach a'Mheirleich or Thief's Stone, which is a few yards off the road opposite the Boating Club. It's a Bronze Age standing stone with Pictish symbols added to it in probably the 6th or 7th centuries.
Three very worn symbols are visible if the light is right - a step, pincers, and a group of arcs which might be the remains of the relatively common crescent and V rod.
Picture added on 24 December 2006
Harry, this is the stone that you never saw in Gill Rosskeen's field..seems it has nothing to do with the last wolf..although most of our age group would've been told the same tales as we were about it...local fokelore??
Added by Duncan Murray on 25 December 2006
The shooting of the last wolf by the hunter Polson(said to have taken place around 1700) is commemorated by the Wolf Stone near Brora erected by the Duke of Portland in 1924.
Added by Jim Logan on 26 December 2006
Yes Duncan, but after seeing this picture I do remember the stone. There are all kinds of info on it on the internet under Thief's Stone. We used to take these items for granted and pass them by without a second thought. They are interesting and have some meaning.
Added by Harry O'Neill on 26 December 2006
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