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Three stone group Tuilyies

Stone setting in Fife. This unusual group of 4 stones comprises an 8' high cup marked stone and 3 boulders. The E face of the standing stone is covered with vertical grooves due to weathering and, at its the lower end, many cup marks. The other 3 stones due S of the standing stone are unmarked boulders forming a triangle with sides 12', 15' and 16'. The four stones do not form a circle but there is little doubt that they are the remains of a Bronze Age sacred site.


The name Tuilyies; is a corruption of the Scottish word tulzie; signifying a fight. The stones are said to mark the graves of cheiftains who died here in an alleged battle.

Information courtesy of the Megalithic Portal

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Taken on June 21, 2010