British Folklore
Fairy Lore & Prehistoric Sites in Britain

Murthly Castle Standing Stone

Murthly Castle 

Near Murthly there is a standing stone of which the tradition is that if a man is brave enough to move it he would find a chest with a black dog sitting on it, guarding it. It is said that a schoolmaster's son once sifthed the stone with gunpowder but he was terrified by the dog and so put the stone back again.