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Labothie Hill (NO 473417, 232m)

Gaelic leth bothan “hillside of the hut” or lathach bothan “swampy place of the hut”
Location: Outlier, east
Neighbours: Carrot Hill (SW), Gallow Hill (E)
Summit: moorland, with many old tree stumps;a ridge with the unmarked highest point in the middle; two large grass-covered prehistoric cairns lie at the ends of the ridge, Hatton Cairn at the west end, and another at the east end, near a telecommunications mast and a World War II Type 27 antiaircaft pillbox, related to the Douglas Wood Chain Home Radar station the remains of which spreads over the southeast slope of Labothie Hill (the receiving station) and on to Gallow Hill (the transmitting station)
Notes: above Labothie farm; the mound of Hare Cairn, another prehistoric cairn, is on the southeast slope, above Harecairn transmission mast and the remains of the Douglas Wood Chain Home Radar receiving station

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Fothringham Hill from Labothie Hill
Summit of Labothie Hill looking towards Fothringham Hill
Summit of Labothie Hill
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A modern cairn sits on top of the grassy mound of prehistoric Hatton Cairn at the west end of the Labothie Hill ridge; Carrot Hill is on the sky line

 

Labothie Hill
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Summit ridge of Lobothie Hill, with numerous tree stumps
Transmission mast and WWII pillbox at east end of Labothie Hill
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Transmission mast and WWII pillbox at the east end of Labothie Hill; the mound between the two is the central core of a prehistoric cairn
Telecommunication mast at east end of Labothie Hill ridge
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View of the telecommunication mast at the east end of Labothie Hill ridge
Labothie Hill pillbox
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View of the pillbox at the east end of Labothie Hill ridge
Hare Cairn on Labothie Hill
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The grassy mound of Hare Cairn on Labothie Hill; Harecairn telecommunication mast in background
Harecairn telecommunication antenna on Labothie Hill
Harecairn telecommunication antenna on the southeastern slope of  Labothie Hill
Douglas Wood Chain Home Radar receiving station
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Remains of Douglas Wood Chain Home Radar receiving station on the southeastern slope of Labothie Hill; Harecairn transmission mast is in the background
Labothie Hill from the northwest
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Labothie Hill from the northwest

Laidloon Hill (NO 393420, 312m)

Gaelic leathad lunnd, “slope of the marsh”, perhaps from the marshy ground on its west side (now extensively drained)
Location: main ridge, east central
Neighbours: Gallow Hill (S), Broom Hill (W)
Summit: heather, small cairn

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Broom Hill and the Ark Hill - Berry Hillock ridge from Laidloon Hill
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Summit of Laidloon Hill; Broom Hill is in the middle distance and the Ark HillBerry Hillock ridge forms the sky-line
Laidloon Hill and Berry Hillock from Ironside Hill
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Laidloon Hill (heather covered) seen from Ironside Hill; Berry Hillock is beyond (grassy)
Laidloon Hill and Gallow Hill from Glen Ogilvie
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Laidloon Hill (left) and Gallow Hill (right, with mast) from Glen Ogilvie

Lintrose Hill (NO 234343, 325m)

Gaelic linne ros, “pool at the wood or point”; emphasis on second syllable
Location: main ridge, west
Neighbours: Buttergask Hill (W), Gask Hill (NE)
Summit: moorland, small cairn
Notes: some distance from Lintrose House and Lintrose Den

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King's Seat and Black Hill from Lintrose Hill
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Summit of Lintrose Hill, looking towards King’s Seat (left) and Black Hill (distant, right)
Lintrose Hill from Buttergask Hill
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Lintrose Hill (middle distance, grass and heather) from Buttergask Hill; Gask Hill (forestry) is beyond

Little Dunsinane (NO 224325, 295m)

English little + Gaelic dun na sine, “hill fort of the little breast”, from the hill’s shape, or perhaps a personal name; pronounced dun-SIN-in; since there is no hill fort on this hill, probably a reference to nearby Dunsinane Hill, which similarly stands above a hill pass
Location: main ridge, west
Neighbours: King’s Seat (NE), Black Hill (SW)
Summit: moorland
Notes: the remains of a broch on the SW slope are recognizable only as a symmetrical mound

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Source of the Den Burn from Little Dunsinane
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Summit of Little Dunsinane, looking towards the lochan below Black Hill
Little Dunsinane Hill
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Little Dunsinane from the lochan between Black Hill and King’s Seat
Remains of the broch below Little Dunsinane
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The remains of the broch below Little Dunsinane

Lorns Hill (NO 443399, 243m)

Unknown etymology
Location: outlier, east
Neighbours: Dodd Hill (E)
Summit: heather

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Summit of Lorns Hill
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Summit of Lorns Hill, looking towards Craigowl (left, with masts), Gallow Hill and Ironside Hill (centre, heather) and Finlarg Hill (right of centre, grqssy)
Lorns Hill from the north
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Lorns Hill from the north

Lour, Hill of (NO 472462, 232m)

Gaelic labhar, “loud” (usually a stream name); pronounced LOOR
Location: outlier, east
Neighbours: Fothringham Hill (SW)
Summit: pasture; walled folly named “The Temple”, several graves within its precincts
Notes: above the Lour estate

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Entrance to the "Temple" on Hill of Lour
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The “Temple” on Hill of Lour
The "Temple" on Hill of Lour
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Summit of Hill of Lour
Gravestone within precinct of Hill of Lour "Temple"
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Gravestone within precinct of Hill of Lour “Temple”
Hill of Lour from northeast
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Hill of Lour from the northeast; “The Temple” is just visible through the trees

Lundie Craigs (NO 280378, 353m)

Gaelic lunnd, “marsh” + Scots craigs, “crags”
Location: main ridge, west central
Neighbours: Ardgarth Hill (SW), Keillor Hill (N), Palmer Hill (E)
Hill Lists: HuMP, Tump
Summit: moorland; triangulation pillar; telecommunication tower and access track a short distance to the west
Notes: above village of Lundie; “craigs” refers to the line of south-facing crags which terminate just west of the triangulation pillar

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Trig point and transmission mast, Lundie Craigs
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Summit of Lundie Craigs
Lundie Craigs from Ardgarth Hill
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Lundie Craigs from Ardgarth Hill
Lundie Craigs from Bowhouse Hill
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Lundie Craigs from Bowhouse Hill

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