Region : Grampian Home
District : Gordon Map
Town or village : Alford List
Grid Reference : NJ 596 193 Glossary
 Period : 3rd millennium BC  Bibliography
Old Keig

Old Keig image

On a slight crest of a ridge, this ruined stone circle comprises an enormous 53-ton recumbent. With dimensions of 4.9m x 2.1m, it is the biggest known recumbent stone. The huge block is of sillimanite gneiss, not a local stone: it probably comes from the Don valley, 10km away. One hundred people must have been needed for the task.
Apart from the recumbent and its two flankers only one upright survives of the stone circle.