Region : Grampian Home
District : Banff & Buchan Map
Town or village : Strichen List
Grid Reference : NJ 936 544 Glossary
Period : 3rd-2nd millennium BC Bibliography

Strichen image

Six stones plus a massive grey granite recumbent and its two flankers stand on a low stone bank, a particular feature of stone circles in the Buchan area (Grampian). Chips of white quartz had been scattered over the bank.
A large stone 2m to the east of the ring was used to break the lumps of white quartz. In the bank, the remains of a cremated woman and a cist were found.
Another cist at the centre of the ring indicates a later use of the site.
The circle was in a very bad condition: archaeological survey and restoration carried out in 1980-82 rescued it.