Carlin Stone or Carlin Stane is the name given to a number of prehistoric standing stones and natural stone or landscape features in Scotland. The significance of the name is unclear, other than its association with old hags, witches, and the legends of the Cailleach.
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... procumbent boulder known on the OS map as the ‘Carlin’s Stone or Stane’ ... More commonly the name Carlin was used as a derogatory term for a woman meaning an 'old hag' ... This would therefore be the Witch’s or Hag's Stone, one of several in Scotland with this name ...
... of Spring and was associated with healing and sacred wells, therefore the antithesis of the Carlin or Cailleach ... Cunninghame near Stewarton were also called the 'Lands of Carlin.' ...
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