Although much changed now, this site originally consisted of nine stones on a circle of 6.5m in diameter. Only one stone still stands and is 1.6m tall by 1.5m wide by 0.7m thick. Whether or not the other stones originally stood or were recumbent is unsure. There is evidence of a slight ditch around the circle, which appears to stand on a slight mound.
There also appears to be a “causeway” of some kind stretching off to the east. It was a frosty day when I visited so that may have helped show it up, but there was a definite raised section running about maybe 30m in length by 3 or 4m in width, with what appeared to be a very shallow ditch on either side. There’s no sign of this to the west, so it doesn’t look like a natural feature, it does smack of an “entrance” or processional causeway of some kind.
Alternative names for Balgarthno
Liff Railway Station; Myrekirk
Where is Balgarthno?
Balgarthno is in the parish of Dundee and the county of Angus.
Grid reference: NO 3533 3161
Lat / long: 56.47218125, -3.0503595