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Standing Stones at the Highlands - at EUP

Recently I have been reading the novels by Diana Gabaldon - the Outlander Series. They are most addictive. The novels are based on the Scottish Highlands.

Because I live in Edinboro PA - I found the circle of stones on the EUP campus most interesting. The photos attached are from my cell phone. I normally ride my bike right by the campus since I live a half mile away.

Here is some information about the circle of stones: Edinboro University of Pennsylvania dedicated its “Standing Stones at the Highlands” monument on October 6, 2011.
Situated in the pedestrian crossroads of the new, $117 million Highlands at Edinboro University student housing project of eight suite-style buildings accommodating more than 1,600 students, and directly across Scotland Road from the Frank G. Pogue Student Center, this uniquely landscaped architectural amenity celebrates the strength of Edinboro University and its Scottish heritage and traditions.

Edinboro University was founded in 1857 by the descendants of Scottish immigrants, who came to the area in the late 1790s. They named their community “Edinboro” after their beloved Edinburgh, Scotland.

Standing Stones at the Highlands

Megalithic rings are scattered over much of western Scotland in particular, and the circles are widely considered among the most awe-inspiring prehistoric monuments in the land. At the Highlands, the circle features a spectacular “floating” relief map of Scotland, highlighting relationships between the City of Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands. The “stones” standing outside the circle also focus a visitor’s attention on a particular sightline – one bisecting Edinburgh, Scotland on the map and aligned in the actual direction to the Scottish capital.

According to the team that collaborated to create the “Standing Stones at the Highlands,” the project was conceived to provide the sense of way finding and to make an intentional connection between Edinburgh and Edinboro.

Standing Stones at the Highlands

This is from the website:

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:This campus is charming with its Scottish heritage
  • Cons:Busy soccer tournaments held here in June clog up traffic
  • In a nutshell:Edinboro is a lovely place to live
  • Last visit to Edinboro: Jul 2012
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2010 at 12:30 PM

    Edinboro Lake certainly looks amazing from your photograph. ~ho & pang

  • nicolaitan's Profile Photo
    Jul 10, 2009 at 9:16 AM

    well, we blew right past edinboro i think on the interstate. where the cleveland browns football team trains in the summer i recall - they stay at the avalon. better the racoon in your bird feeder than your garbage can.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    May 14, 2008 at 2:47 AM

    After this winter, I can sure identify with the snow! Always enjoy reading about people's "home towns". You certainly have a handsome family. I also love college towns.

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2005 at 10:06 AM

    Deja vu--Edinboro Lake! When my husband and I were "pinned" one February while at college, his fraternity buddies cracked the ice and tossed him in the lake to celebrate our big occasion. It was tradition--a cold one!!

  • jasta_305's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2005 at 10:26 AM

    Ahhhh, my alma mater, is it getting any warmer there- or do you still have 5 feet of snow! :)

  • Jul 11, 2004 at 8:13 PM

    Great tips on a zone I wouldn't imagined it was like that, Cathy!! And a cute photo of Rocky the raccoon (we don't have of those here). Daniel (aka Birdy)

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2004 at 5:02 PM

    A good representation of your home town - love the buffalo and interesting history.

  • Alphons's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2004 at 3:08 AM

    Nice page and pics, and dauchter :-)

  • o00o's Profile Photo
    Dec 9, 2002 at 7:25 PM

    must visit there one day....btw, how was the Japanese homestay student now?

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