In the town of Portlethen, a few miles south of Aberdeen, we can find numerous historical remnants that show the presence of Pictish tribes in the area. One is Craighead Stone Circle. Initially considered to be a Pictish construction, archaelogical investigations have shown that the circle was built long before the Pictish period. From prehistoric times, this area has been a center of religious ceremonies.
Although the low stone wall surrounding the site is more modern, the megalithic construction is authentic. This construction is a circle with four posts, indicating that it was used for religious purposes (animal - possibly even human - sacrifices). Unfortunately, it's hard to find, located on a private farm without any signposts, and close to a golf course. The funny thing is that it looks like it's been recently used to tie up horses ... some people have no respect for history!
Portlethen Bay (located to the south of Aberdeen) is one of the historical fishing villages that can be found on the Scottish coast, using the area's natural resources to create a small port protected by cliffs and rocks. Sailors would have needed very precise knowledge to navigate this area, so it was protected from Viking attacks. Fishing, the traditional industry, has declined a lot, but today the town is a pleasant place to stop and enjoy sea views, and if you're lucky, the chance to see some seals.