Tom na Chessaig
This mound on the western edge of Comrie is fairly unremarkable now, but may well have been the site of a stone circle. Fred Coles was told by several residents of Comrie that their forebears had told of “several great stones forming a rudely circular group” on top of Tom na Chessaig . There is apparently a large whinstone still at the site (at NN 7701 2205) which may have been one of the standing stones, although I couldn’t see it. Legend has it that the rest of the stones were destroyed at the time the nearby church was built.
Interestingly, there is a reference in the Old Statistical Accounts to a “druidical temple” near Comrie which was destroyed around 1784, and the stones used in the building of a house. This may well have been the circle on Tom na Chessaig .
Alternative names for Tom na Chessaig
Comrie; Tom Chasaig; Tom a' Chasaig; Tom na Chasaig; Tom-na-Chessaig
Where is Tom na Chessaig?
Tom na Chessaig is in the parish of Comrie and the county of Perthshire.
Grid reference: NN 7702 2204
Lat / long: 56.374368, -3.991812746
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Weather at Tom na Chessaig
max 15°C / min 14°C
Weather observed at Comrie at 18:27