Project Profile: Carlinwell Standing Stone
Location: Airlee, nr Angus, Scotland
This Scheduled monument near Airlee in Angus fell over in the winter of 2010-11. The socket and area around the stone was excavated by CFA Archaeology revealing what was believed to be a bronze-age urn.The original socket was then enlarged by hand following agreement with Historic Scotland. The excavated socket was shuttered and a ring of concrete poured to create a new socket to receive the stone.
The stone was lifted into a vertical position using a tele-handler and carefully lowered into the socket. The stone was held in position by the machine and the gap between the socket and the stone was packed with fist sized stone. This allowed the stone to be held firmly whilst water could freely drain away and not compromise the fabric of the stone itself.