The single deep hollow on
The upper edge of the flat outer face of the recumbent stone is visible top left. The recumbent bears only
this one cup, and the depth and straight sides of the hole lead many to suspect it of being a modern drill hole and not original
rock art. Large stones found in nearby dykes are strong suspects for the missing circle stones and several of
these bear drill holes, so this "cup" may be a remnant from an abortive stone splitting attempt.
We were reminded of the recumbent at Strichen which has a similarly placed, but much deeper, drill hole.
Despite the suspicions of a modern date for the "cup" it is aligned with the major moonset (5).