Faire na Paitig
This tiny circle consists of four stones, only two of which still stand, the other two lying close to their original positions. None of the stones are more than 0.55m tall, and sit in very shallow sockets – one of the stones moves when touched.
The circle is situated on a small mound close to the edge of a forestry plantation, and nearby are a perfectly-straight line of five cairns, one of which crowns the summit of Elrig.
Visiting this circle it struck me how important the standing stones must have been to the people who erected them. From the looks of the landscape, this area would have been a temporary summer settlement, but the inhabitants still felt the need to build a stone circle – however small.
UPDATE: Having seen some photos of this circle on other websites, I’m now hesitating if what I have photographed is actually Faire na Paitig. I will leave them here until I get a chance to revisit and check.
Alternative names for Faire na Paitig
Fàire na Pàitig
Where is Faire na Paitig?
Faire na Paitig is in the parish of Moulin and the county of Perthshire.
Grid reference: NO 0745 6609
Lat / long: 56.77649644, -3.515478654