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The Big Stone of Morangie   
       

   

 

Just a little way beyond the entrance to the Glenmorangie distillery, a large granite boulder lies in a field close to and on the western side of the A9, known traditionally as the Big Stone of Morangie. It is an “erratic” i.e. a block of stone that has been transported there from elsewhere and left behind by a retreating glacier.

It bears the inscription - “The Immortal Walter Scott. OB 1832” - which supposedly was carved by a mason working on the construction of the distillery in 1843. Hence it is also referred to as Walter Scott’s Stone although the author never actually visited the area.
The Big Stone of Morangie
  The Big Stone of Morangie (Walter Scott’s Stone)



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