On the way to Braemar we also stopped off to look at the Tomnaverie Stone Circle.
This circle can be found a few miles north of Aboyne, and was built about 4,000 years ago. There are some theories about framing the mountain of Lochnagar and the full moon between the two remaining large upright stones on midsummer’s day. In the photo above, a snow-capped Lochnagar can just about be seen between the upright stones.
Here is a good website about the circle.
I once climbed Lochnagar with the Lone Groover, in the snow. We were descending from the top in a blizzard, off the path and in the middle of nowhere, when he stopped in his tracks, bent down and picked up a frozen Pound note.