Sunday, 14 February 2016

Gold or Glaid?

There is a solid-looking stone on the summit of Great Cumbrae, 417' above sea level. It is not to be confused with the allegedly gold-bearing rocks that have recently been found and which are featured on the BBC website. However, it is known as 'The Glaid Stone' although its name derives from the Scots - glaid - literally for the common kite or, metaphorically, for a person of a greedy disposition who is prone to prey on others.

Scottish Islands Explorer - contains nuggets of information
Digital Edition: March / April 2016 issue is now available, ahead of the print form

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