Memsie Cairn
Memsie Cairn
A large stone cairn about 24 meters across, probably dating from Bronze age. The cairn stands on a minor road on the very eastern edge of Memsie village, easily visible from main road. There are no obvious chambers, just a large heap of round stones, with no kerb stones visible.
I thought at first it was a modern gravel heap, but having said that, its a very impressive mound! It probably dates to 1700 BCE and may have been erected at the same time as two other nearby cairns, since destroyed. Excavations at Memsie unearthed a broken leaf-shaped sword and a beaker pottery vessel.

Though it is tempting to scramble up the mound, pleast resist the temptation, as to do so would cause damage to the monument.