This stone measures around 1.8m long by 0.5m wide and is flush with the ground on the grass verge by the road. One end of it lies under a dry stane dyke.
It’s unclear exactly what the Long Man’s Grave is, however it may be a fallen standing stone. When visited by the parish minister in 1845 there was a tumulus here, and upon investigation the stone was “proved to be a ‘druidical stone’ that had toppled over.”
It has been suggested that this is the grave of a murder or suicide victim. One myth rather fancifully says it is the grave of Macbeth, while another says that the Lang Man was a horse trader who regularly visited the annual fair held near here. One year he disappeared and the story spread that he had been murdered for his gold and buried under the stone.
Alternative names for Long Man's Grave
Hoolmyre; Lang Man's Grave