Borve Standing Stone
Borve Standing Stone

The Borve Standing Stone is a solitary standing stone looking rather lost in the midst of thick machair about 50 yards from the coastal road opposite the signposted road to Borve village. Haphazard excavations here have turned up evidence of human remains, possibly a Viking burial.

The stone is about 3 feet high and leans at a considerable angle to the east. What struck me most was the dark, almost black colour of the stone, looking as if it was a piece of burnt charcoal in places.

Apparently, there is a second stone about 36 feet to the south-west, but this has been absorbed into the machair and was invisible when I looked!