John Bennett, a local expert on antiquities, gave assistance on the location of some of these sites, and thanks are due to him. Descriptions of the sites, where available, have come from a variety of sources, not least of which is The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Further information about some of these sites can be found at Historic Scotland's web site and also that of SCRAN. Dundee Arts and Heritage Department have also provided some assistance, for which many thanks. Aubrey Burl's well known books, and Historic Scotland's "Neolithic and Bronze Age Scotland" have also proved highly useful. Credit is due to the local paper, The Courier, for some historical backgrounds and a bit of free publicity. This site came into being in September 1999 at the behest of Andy Burnham (it's all his fault!). Many sites featured here contain links back to The Megalithic Portal, his definitive site. I was also a regular contributor to Julian Cope's site The Modern Antiquarian. You should visit Paolo and Ariego's Stone Pages, too. Thanks are due to my wife, Cath, who has navigated on several trips on the promise of a pub lunch at half time. My daughters Gemma and Alison also accompanied me on a couple of trips, just for the exercise.
The Scottish Megaraks (short for Megalithic Anoraks...) also organised site visits on odd occasions, when there was a good eating place nearby - sadly, we are now scattered to the four winds... This site was last fully updated on 10th August 2006, though minor revisions have been made since.