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Ancient stones at Glen Cailliche saved from development

31 October 2011

Ancient stones at Glen Cailliche saved from developmentA plan to develop land close to the Tigh Nam Bodach pagan site has been shelved after landowner Adam Besterman withdrew a planning application.

A site of ancient pagan stones known as Tigh Nam Bodach has been saved from a proposed development after BBC Scotland has revealed that landowner Adam Besterman withdrew his application to develop the area just weeks before his death. The pagan shrine features three stone figures which have been identified as a man, woman and child, and a planned river project would have brought site traffic to within just a few yards of the site.

Experts believe that the sandstone rocks were used a part of a pre-Christian ritual, and ancient prophecies declared that 'strange and terrible things' would happen if the rocks were disturbed.

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