Region : Grampian Home
District : Kincardine & Deeside Map
Town or village : Portlethen List
Grid Reference : NO 901 963 Glossary
Period : Prehistory  Bibliography
(Aquhorthies North, Auchquhorthies)

Aquhorthies image

This is an unusual recumbent stone circle. Its ring-cairn is about 15m in diameter and is surrounded by an almost complete kerb of stones.
Ten standing and two fallen stones are the remains of an original circle of 28 uprights, 23m in diameter. These stones are of red granite, except the 3m long recumbent and its only surviving flanker that are of grey granite. The flanker is connected to the inner ring-cairn by a slab.
About 300m to the south there is another less intact stone circle.