Around the area of Rosehearty there is some evidence of an early civilisation
Over 20 years ago Stewart Duncan uncovered a stone grave at Stonebriggs farm while ploughing. The late Bob Bandeen stated that it was an important archaeological discovery and estimated it to be 2500 years old and belonging to the Beaker People. A little distance away on the same farm a similar grave had been discovered two years earlier. Across the next field so many fine examples of flint arrowheads and partly shaped ones were found that experts believed the field had once been a “flint factory”.
Only yards from these sites, at Craigiefold, is the remains of a small cairn on a sharp bend which now appears as part of the field, being covered in grass. This is known as the “Cat’s Cairn”. On the same road just beyond Peathill hamlet is the last remaining “Cairn of Puttulie”, which is again situated on a sharp corner and like the latter is barely recognisable.
Some wrongly believe the Cairnhill to be named after the erection of the parish war memorial. Early maps reveal this name without evidence of why it was named, although it was more likely to be in recognition of similar early historic sites.
Not far beyond the summit of the Cairnhill is the “Roon Wid”. This ring was believed to form part of this ancient link although we have found no proof of this.
Then a few miles from here earlier writers recorded there were many mounds at Coburty. However, one burial mound was near the farm of Coburty last century.
Therefore, evidence there was and still remains of these earlier times. A perfect example of these burial mounds can be seen at Memsie.
It is a great pity that little is known about this ancient race who left us practically only stone mounds and circles to remember them by.