East Aquorthies Recumbent Circle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
The 12 stones that make up this well preserved recumbent stone circle are made from varied geological types, including rough pinkish porphyry, red jasper, grey granite and red granite (the recumbent) from near Bennachie. They rise in height from the northeast to the recumbent. The recumbent stone is oriented to 200 degrees southwest, the right-flanking stone is oriented 215 degrees southwest, while the left-flanking stone is oriented due south, similar to the recumbent and flankers at Cothiemuir. Possibly oriented to sunset on Winter Solstice as well as the southernmost setting of the moon. The site has been much restored and is one of the more famous of the Inverurie circles. It sits at 579 feet of elevation and dates to ca. 3000 b.c.e.