Location: Near Inverurie
Date of Visit: August 1989
East Aquhorthies was one of four sites we visited on the first part of our journey up the East Coast of Scotland in 1989. I don’t have any particular memories of visiting the circle other than the photographs.
East Aquhorthies, sometimes called Easter Aquhorthies, is one of the best-preserved examples of a recumbent stone circle, and one of the few that still have their full complement of stones. The ring of stones is not quite circular and has a somewhat “squashed” aspect, measuring 60 ft across and consists of a ring of nine stones, eight of which are grey granite and one red jasper. Two more grey granite stones flank a recumbent of red granite.