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