St Margaret's Stone

National Grid Reference (NGR): NT 10900 85070, map


Pitreavie Way, Dunfermline


This large stone measures approximately 2.6m long by 1.4m high and has been moved a number of times in more recent times. It was positioned in this location in Dunfermline upon the opening of a new road here in the late 1980s. The date and history of the stone are not clear, with some believing it to be from a prehistoric stone circle. It has many cup marks on it surface, which appear to be man-made. The stone is traditionally said to be where Queen Margaret rested on her way to Dunfermline Abbey in 1069, although this has never been proved. Today, it is incorporated into a large stone plinth and bench.

J Dowling 2017

Description (exterior)

Description (interior)

Archive References:

Scottish Church Heritage Research Archive - Offline databaseReference: 10428