The Rat Stane

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The Rat Stane

Postby petewick » Fri Jan 27, 2006 10:49 am

Can 4 Gen Soothen' tell us a wee bit about the Rat Stane near his ranch.
Maybe 4 Gen and big Blue Stoor could give it a slot on their radio show.

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Postby GarySutherland » Fri Jan 27, 2006 12:46 pm

There are a couple of references to this on the KintyreMag website:

http://www.kintyremag.co.uk/1999/32/page9.html
http://www.kintyremag.co.uk/1999/31/page4.html

Can someone post a picture of it?

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Postby dgraves » Fri Jan 27, 2006 3:05 pm

GarySutherland wrote:There are a couple of references to this on the KintyreMag website:

http://www.kintyremag.co.uk/1999/32/page9.html
http://www.kintyremag.co.uk/1999/31/page4.html

Can someone post a picture of it?

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Great information, Gary. Thanks for that. I'd love to see a photo, too.
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Postby 4th gen Suthen' » Fri Jan 27, 2006 7:08 pm

I'll maybe walk around there someday soon with my camera, its about a mile if the tide is out.........and about a mile if the tide is in actually :roll:
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Postby take_a_pop » Fri Jan 27, 2006 8:50 pm

Weil ye bittur mac sure the tides oot then 4th, cause a fur wan winna want tae see ye float awa, weil naw tae yee geemi that pound ye owe me.
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Postby chrisduffy » Fri Jan 27, 2006 10:17 pm

Friends of mine have moved in to Pennyseoarach last year, I will see if they have, or can take a picture for you, There are a few coins in it, (fertility offerings if the article is right) Maybe they will add up to Pops pound! :wink: :D . I will be staying up there in spring and in August as I have for the last 4 years.


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Pictures of Rat Stane

Postby chrisduffy » Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:27 pm

I made the 350 mile trip up to visit the area this Easter :) . Here are some pictures of the rat stane as promised

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Rat Stane with Sanda behind

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Latest fertility offerings! :wink:

And finally the Stane with the Mull as a backdrop
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I had a great weekend and took quite a few pictures in the Southend area, some of which I will post when I get the chance to sort through and upload them, and now I am counting the days till the next visit :), August definitely, maybe sooner :wink:

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Postby dgraves » Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:40 pm

Great pictures, Chris! Thanks for posting. I know the ones of Southend will be beautiful, too. :D
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Wow!

Postby Annie » Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:41 pm

Great pictures! I had forgotten all about the Stane!!!!!!
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Postby Bobbie En Tejas » Tue Apr 18, 2006 11:32 pm

I particularly like that last pic.. very nice!
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Postby petewick » Thu Apr 20, 2006 9:09 am

Thanks Chris, smashing photos, I will get down there myself soon.


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Postby KMillar » Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:31 am

That's really interesting, I used to keep my horse at Pennyseoarach and must have rode past it a dozen times and didn't even realise it existed!
Thanks for all the pictures and information on this, it's amazing the new things you discover after living most of your life in a place!
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Postby chrisduffy » Sun Apr 23, 2006 7:55 pm

Thanks for the comments :)

When my freinds bought the farm, I did a google search and the kintyremag stories that Gary posted the links to came up, a local farmer told them of the exact location, although the coins were a clue! :wink: . Last week I bought an OS map of the area and I notice its marked on there
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Postby Ship called Dignity » Sun Apr 23, 2006 7:59 pm

Thanks for posting this Chris - really interesting and a number of people have commented about this and the fact they never knew about it.

What is the best way to get to it?

Can I steal a picture? :wink: :lol:
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Postby chrisduffy » Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:10 pm

the p wrote:Thanks for posting this Chris - really interesting and a number of people have commented about this and the fact they never knew about it.

What is the best way to get to it?

Can I steal a picture? :wink: :lol:



I would say the best way would be through Pennyseorach Farm (look at the web link at the bottom of the post) Tell Terry and Lynda I sent ya! :wink:

No problem! :) can you lift it from this site or do you want me to e-mail it to you? (I will claim my beer next time i visit :wink: :lol: )

out of interest, any one in particular?

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