Just thought i would let you know about the new find at Cairnholy, which i finally got to see yesterday. Just before christmas i was lucky enough to sell prints of some of my Cairnholy images. I met the couple, a really nice couple and found out why they were buying the images and where the lived, they had bought the old barn steading at Cairnholy and were rebuilding it for their home. They were buying the images for presents for their family over Newcastle way. As i was talking to them, they mentioned finding a carved stone whilst rebuilding one of the walls, this grabbed my attention. I asked if i could pop along and see the stone at some point when the weather was better. So yesterday was that day, and i was not disappointed, a new find for Cairnholy, which i have named panel 11. I did have the feeling that the stone was a burial stone, either a cist cover or perhaps an internal stone, similar to the one found inside Cairnholy 1.These are just a couple of images from the day.
I will be sending a report to D&E to cover this excellent new find.
Many thanks to Julie & Barry McDonald.