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Mammoth seven ton stone earmarked for battle memorial is extracted from Sutherland croft


By Ali Morrison

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A LARGE stone identified as suitable for use as a memorial for the Battle of Littleferry has been extracted from its location on a croft in Dunrobin Glen.

The stone is set to be move to the Sutherland Stone workshop in Golspie.
The stone is set to be move to the Sutherland Stone workshop in Golspie.

Those behind the memorial project say the stone is now being prepared for a move to the Sutherland Stone workshop in Golspie.

A post on the Battle of Littleferry social media page states: "It is confirmed as weighing about seven tons and is of old red sandstone, which is 400 to 360 million years old, a period of history known as the Devonian.

"It almost certainly started its life at the bottom of a vast lake or sea - the Orcadian Sea."

The memorial is to be sited next to Ferry Road and is scheduled to be unveiled on Good Friday, April 15, next year


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