Stone o Quoybune

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  • The Stone o’ Quoybune is solitary standing stone of prehistoric origin in Birsay in Orkney.

    The stone stands at nearly 4m high and is one of the Orcadian standing stones associated with the folklore of the ‘petrified giant’. The myth says that each New Year, the Stone o’ Quoybune goes down to the nearby Boardhouse Loch and takes a drink. If you were to see the stone taking this annual trek, then supposedly you would not live to see another new year.

  • Stone o Quoybune Weather Forecast

    Light rain today through Wednesday, with temperatures falling to 14°C next Thursday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       38%  90%   9 mph
      5:53 am    8:40 pm
    Friday, Aug 25th
     Light rain overnight.
     
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    15
       6%  5%   9 mph
      5:56 am    8:37 pm

    Saturday, Aug 26th
     Rain until afternoon, starting again overnight.
     
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       45%  57%   6 mph
      5:58 am    8:34 pm
    Sunday, Aug 27th
     Light rain until afternoon.
     
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       21%  69%   14 mph
      6:00 am    8:31 pm

    Monday, Aug 28th
     Light rain until afternoon and windy starting in the evening.
     
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       52%  85%   21 mph
      6:03 am    8:28 pm
    Tuesday, Aug 29th
     Windy throughout the day and drizzle in the morning and evening.
     
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       19%  69%   32 mph
      6:05 am    8:26 pm

    Wednesday, Aug 30th
     Drizzle in the morning.
     
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       34%  59%   17 mph
      6:07 am    8:23 pm
    Thursday, Aug 31st
     Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
     
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       9%  43%   1 mph
      6:09 am    8:20 pm

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