The Buck Stane is a small standing stone measuring around 1.00m tall by 0.38m and around 0.28m thick.
It used to stand further up the slight slope it now stands at the bottom of (at grid reference NT 2445 6944). Having at one point been incorporated into a garden wall, it now stands free just back from the main road next to a pair of stone garages.
Its name is said to derive from it being the point at which the king released his buckhounds while hunting on the Boroughmuir. This small stone has given its name to some 24 (or more) streets in the surrounding area.
Alternative names for Buck Stane
Buck Stone; Buckstone
Weather at Buck Stane
max 16°C / min 15°C
Weather observed at Colinton at 23:19