crichton's cairn demolished
by snowgoose » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:31 am
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by GillSte » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:19 pm
by jmarkb » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:32 pm
by Essan » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:41 am
If it's an ancient burial cairn then any damage to it is a criminal offence.
by GillSte » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:39 pm
jmarkb wrote:Lightning strikes can demolish cairns very effectively: perhaps a more likely culprit than rabid cairn haters!
Agreed, but it's unlikely that lightning would throw every single one of the stones down the hill in exactly the same direction! I think it's rabid cairn haters in these cases.
by Sunset tripper » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:06 pm
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by rgallie » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:32 am
by Gareth Harper » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:34 pm
Whatever next? Will people start blowing up trig points?
I was up Fuar Tholl a few days ago. The OS map says there is a trig point. I was definitely on the summit. But there was none.
Has it been blown up? Has somebody smashed it into little pieces? Has it been nicked? Or was it obliterated by a massive lightening strike?
by helenw » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:49 pm
by jmarkb » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:53 pm
It was a stone-built one, which I guess are less durable than the more usual all-concrete pillars.
by Old Stag » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:22 pm
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by Gareth Harper » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:55 pm
by Kevin29035 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:56 am
If someone is throwing over anything historical then that is a shame. Perhaps we've rounded a corner here with the Fairy Glen being the trigger.