The Caiy Stane is a massive red sandstone slab, measuring some 2.75m in height by 1.55m across it’s middle, with a thickness of up to 0.48m.
On the rear (east) side of the stone are a line of 6 cup marks carved near to the base – unfortunately disfigured by graffiti.
It stands in a walled niche at the side of a residential street named Caiystane View – one of 9 streets in the vicinity named Caiystane – but it would once have stood on an open hillside as part of a wider complex.
Around 230 metres to the east of the Caiy Stane were a pair of large cairns known as the Cat Stanes.
A second standing stone known as the Camus Stone (now gone) stood a further 250 metres east of the Cat Stanes, and in the surrounding area hundreds of skeletons were found during road-building in the early 19th century.
Alternative names for Caiy Stane
Caiy Stone; Caiystane; Cetstane; Kat Stone; Kel Stane; Kelstane
Where is Caiy Stane?
Caiy Stane is in the parish of Edinburgh and the county of Midlothian.
Grid reference: NT 2424 6836
Lat / long: 55.902346, -3.213217
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Weather at Caiy Stane
max 9°C / min 8°C
Weather observed at Colinton at 05:55