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The Stone of Vagaland
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The Stone of Vagaland

This is a stone that I plooed up in the spring, hids heavy, some sort o granite and on the end it his a hole in hid and seems like there is lead been run inta it. I have shown this tae quite a few folk and the best answer that I got was fae Rankin Firth who said his grandfather had a similar stone wae a ring and chain and he thought hid wiz fur using on a steelyard for weighing bags o oats etc.

Any thoughts oot there hid weighs about 20lbs and broke a bolt in whur power harrow henes the clure marks on it .

Picture added on 22 November 2009 at 20:58
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Mystery places or things or people
Maybe it's Orkneys oldest depiction of a head. Complete with eyes and mouth!
Added by Neil Johnstone on 23 November 2009
I think it could be a pundlar (a steel yard type thing of wood for weighing grain) weight. You can see a pundlar in The Orkney Museum or at Skaill House.
Added by Chris Gee on 18 February 2010
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