Groaner – The Grenago Stane
The Grenago Stane, or Groaning Stone”, is located on the 14th fairway of the present day Oldmeldrum golf course.
Legend has it that the Earl of Buchan lay beside the stone crying and groaning after his defeat by King Robert.
The stone long predates the battle of Barra, and according to the Reverend Angus H. Haddow B.Sc, in his work, “Dowsing for Patterns of the Past – The stone Circles of Aberdeenshire”, the stone once formed part of a long lost stone circle.
In modern times the stone still retains the power to make grown men “groan”. We give you the following warning: “Look out on the 14th fairway for the Groaner or Groaning Stone, a large projection of ancient rock which inspired the club logo. If struck by a wayward shot, it can cost strokes by deflecting a speeding ball straight into oblivion”
More Info. For more historical information on the area please go to The Battle of Barra 1308 Blog