‘The Halt Stone’

Not far from Loch Eun, a small fishing loch in Caithness, there used to be an upright stone called ‘Clach Seasaimh’ or  ‘the Halt Stone’. A translation of the Gaelic Seasaimh may be ‘upright’. Today no such stone or cairn survives.

The ‘Halt Stone’ once stood upright roughly where the notice board is in the above picture. The sad story/tradition related to this no-longer upright stone/cairn has been recorded as follows [there is no date recorded]:

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