Stone circle isn’t ancient, but it is justified – Martyn McLaughlin

The stone circle at Holmhead in Aberdeenshire may only date back to the 1990s, but this latest architectural find is still a treasure, writes Martyn McLaughlin

These stones were not placed by the people of the Bronze Age but the Britpop Era (Picture: Aberdeenshire Council/PA)

The late Spike Milligan once said that when he died, he hoped to be laid to rest in a washing machine, for no other reason than to confuse the archaeologists of the future.

Those who make a living by combing through the detritus of the past in order to better understand who we are and where we come from deserve sympathy. It can be a gruelling, fruitless task, waged in all weathers.