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Standing nearly 12 feet high, this prehistoric stone dominates the view over Glen Lyon in the Scottish Highlands.

Approached from up a steep path, it is only visible when one gets within about 25 feet of it – then it takes your breath away.

Probably erected in the Bronze Age, no one knows it’s purpose or who put it there, but there are remains of a prehistoric wall nearby and several burial mounds litter the plateau.

Folklore say the Hero Fionn, in a show of prowess, split the stone with one shot from his mighty bow.

A small religious community in the valley below started to call the stone ‘The Praying Hands of Mary’.

The locals call it ‘The Stone of Fionn’.

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