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Laws Fort and Broch

Tayside and Angus have many ancient fortified sites. Many of those are to be found on hilltops and other places such as coastal promontories, where natural obstacles added greatly to the security of the stronghold. It is believed that they testify to a troubled period when communities found it necessary to fortify their settlements against attack by their neighbours or others. Continue reading

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St. Bride’s Ring

On a small hill at Kingennie, about a mile to the north west of the Laws there is a ruinous structure called St Bride`s Ring. Very little is recorded about it`s history. The headland on which it stands rises sharply to a height of around 50 feet above ground level. What appears to be a fort, with a southerly entrance extends for a considerable distance.

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