The Girdle Stanes is a stone circle near Eskdalemuir, Dumfries and Galloway.
The western portion of the circle has been washed away by the White Esk, leaving 26 of an original 40 to 45 stones in a crescent. Unlike the majority of such sites in Dumfriesshire, the Girdle Stanes forms a true circle rather than an oval.
When complete, its diameter would have been 39m.
A line of stones leads north to the Loupin Stanes; it is possible that this is the remains of an avenue linking the two circles.
The schooner, Monreith, was built in Port William in 1880. On 12th November 1900 she was on a voyage from Newcastle, County Down to Silloth carrying 110 tons of granite kerb stones, when a storm blew up. She attempted to take shelter in the mouth of Kirkcudbright Bay where she was driven onto the sand banks of Goat Well Bay. Her crew all got safely ashore in the ship’s boat. Today her ribs can still be seen when the tide is low.