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MYSTERIOUS BRITAIN

Burwick, South Ronaldsay, Orkney Island, Scotland circa 1992. St Mary’s Chapel stone with footprints. In the vestry an unexplained four foot long rounded stone is stored. Until recently it had been outside in the church yard. The Grey Whinstone has a pair of shod footprints cut into it. It was possibly used as a Pictish inauguration or ritual stone, a Moot stone where a leader might have stood to speak to his followers. From the authors book Mysterious Britain.
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Pictish inauguration or ritual stone, a Moot stone
Burwick, South Ronaldsay, Orkney Island, Scotland circa 1992. St Mary’s Chapel stone with footprints. In the vestry an unexplained four foot long rounded stone is stored. Until recently it had been outside in the church yard. The Grey Whinstone has a pair of shod footprints cut into it. It was possibly used as a Pictish inauguration or ritual stone, a Moot stone where a leader might have stood to speak to his followers. From the authors book Mysterious Britain.

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Source: Homer Sykes
Date: 25 Aug 2014
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