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Sighthill Stone Circle Reborn  Free Event 19:00 hrs on 15th September 2021.

photo by Dr. Kenny Brophy, March 2021

The first Sighthill Stone circle was constructed in Sighthill Park in 1979, realising the vision of Duncan Lunan and John Braithwaite. Sighthill Stone Circle – An Update By Kenny Brophy – Urban Pre-historian.

You can sign up now for – Sighthill Stone Circle Reborn  Free Event 19:00 hrs on 15th September 2021.

(Though the Event is FREE you need to register beforehand)

About this event

This astronomically aligned stone circle, a short walk from Glasgow city centre, and overlooking the M8 motorway, was a notable city landmark, with its construction involving helicopters part of Glasgow’s modern lore. This circle of 18 standing stones was used by pagan groups, astronomers, dog walkers, and suburban drinkers and crisp eaters over 37 years. The central stone became a memorial for members of a Glasgow family and ashes were scattered there.

Duncan Lunan at the relocation of the Sighthill Stone circle Image credit Ken Brophy

However, in April 2016, the circle underwent a controlled dismantlement in advance of the demolition and rebuilding of Sighthill by Glasgow City Council.

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This event is part of Glasgow Doors Open

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  1. Aaaaand……….

    On Wednesday 16th September at 7 p.m. Duncan Lunan will be taking part in an online seminar, with Dr. Kenny Brophy of Glasgow University and others, about the astronomically aligned Sighthill stone circle (the first of its kind for 3000 years) which he designed and built in 1978-19, and redesigned for a new location in 2016-18.

    The online event is free but ticketed, under the auspices of Glasgow Doors Open Day, and tickets can be obtained at:

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sighthill-stone-circle-reborn-tickets-168595554843?

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