In recording the next site, our steps have to be retraced, the River Spey again crossed, and, proceeding eastwards, we cross the Lour and the two hills called Meikle and Little Conval, till the neighbourhood ofDufftown is reached.

At the request of Mr J. R. Findlay of Aberlour, I paid, with him, a visit to thegreat fort on Little Conval. Though the walling now left is not conspicuously high,there is ample evidence to indicate that a main enclosure, of an oval contour, com-posed in parts of large and massive stones, had once existed on the summit of thishill. Its diameters as given on the Ordnance Map are 737 feet by 420, the longerrunning nearly due north and south. But the Map omits the most interestingfeatures, the existence of trenches, and of innumerable small enclosures, varying muchin size and form, which cover the eastern slope of the hill over a wide area. LittleConval fort would be well worth planning ; it is unlike the Caterthuns, or any ofthe great forts known to me in Galloway.

Concerning Aquavitae Stone, a guide-book informs us that this monolith markedthe grave of Enotus, or Euetus, or some mythical personage ; but that the Stone wasrolled away into a near dike, and that to celebrate the event plentiful potations ofthe Dufftown blend were consumed : hence the name Aquavitse Stone !

To the south of Dufftown railway station, less than half a mile, theOrdnance Map shows the site of Aquavitse Stone,1 and a few yards further in the same direction, King’s Grave. Both names are still known in the locality; and the ground was at each site carefully searched, but without our discovering either a monolith or aught that could by any persuasion of rhetoric be named, now, a grave. The site called King’s Grave is close to the verge of a wood planted on a rising ground named Tom-na-Muidh. There is here a rough, overgrown, squarish, and low mound, ridged in the middle down its longer axis, probably all that now remains to indicate the burial-place of him whom tradition has called a king.Competent excavation here could .alone reveal whether tradition has in this instance spoken with truth.

We pass on to sites more definite. No. 14. Nether Cluny, Mortlach.—In one of the most romantically picturesque little valleys in Banffshire, the Dullan Water forms a deep and winding channel between Pittyvaich and Nether Cluny. At a point nearly 700 feet above sea-level, and about a furlong N.W. of the latter farm-steading, there stands one Stone, the sole remnant of the Circle borne in the memory of old residents in the locality. And even this oneStone has experienced vicissitudes. An aged farm servant, whom we interviewed, avowed that about seventy years ago the Stone was removed by the tenant, that thereafter all the cattle died, and that theStone was as promptly as possible re-erected on its original site. That the replacement was accurate there is good reason to believe ; for theStone stands on the south-west arc of a distinct, large, oval, but slight mound, having greener and taller corn growing on it than elsewhere in the field. The site of Nether Cluny Standing Stone is quite inconspicuous: a rocky ridge on the east closes in all view on that side, and though arable land surrounds it on the others, the ground beyond soon rises into the moorlands forming the base of the two Conval Hills. The Stone, of indurated quartziferous sandstone, is scarcely taller than the corn itself, being but 3 feet 10 inches at its highest angle. Nor is it very bulky, the basal girth being 7 feet 8 inches. The sides are regular and smooth, and the narrowest one faces due east.