Tag Archives: Argyll

Glenrickard, Brodick, Isle of Arran, Argyll

Chambered Cairn:  OS Grid Reference – NS 00499 34665 Also Known as: Canmore ID 40204 Getting Here From Brodick, walk up the Glencloy dirt-track towards the friendly Kilmichael Hotel but turn off on the left shortly before hand, up another … Continue reading

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Glencreggan, Glenbarr, Kintyre, Argyll

Cairn:  OS Grid References – NR 668 384 Archaeology & History An account of this tomb was reported in the proceedings of The Prehistoric Society for 1959 by assistant editor Ian Longworth.  The account was as follows: “A small mound, … Continue reading

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Townhead, Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Argyll

Settlement (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NS 086 635 Archaeology & History Somewhere beneath the modern cemetery and adjacent factory close to St. Mary’s church on the southern outskirts of Rothesay, right by the roadside, was once an important prehistoric … Continue reading

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Achnacree, Achnacreebeag, Argyll

Chambered Cairn:  OS Grid Reference – NM 9227 3636 Also known as: Achnacridhe Canmore ID 23223 Carn Ban Moss of Achnacree Ossian’s Cairn Archaeology & History Not to be confused with the Achnacreebeag chambered tomb a short distance to the … Continue reading

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Kilchiaran, Islay, Argyll

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NR 2043 6010 Also Known as: Cill Chiarain Archaeology & History An unusual cup-marked stone — not because it’s found in the grounds of the chapel, but because the design appears carved on a flat … Continue reading

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Achnancarranan, Islay, Argyll

Standing Stones:  OS Grid Reference – NR 389 460 Getting Here From Port Ellen take the A846 road east to Laphroaig, and on the far side of the village, past the small forested part on your left, walk up the … Continue reading

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Clach a’ Choire, Vaul, Tiree

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NM 027 487 Also Known as: Kettle Stone Ringing Stone Singing Stone Archaeology & History This is a fascinating large coastal boulder with around 53 cup-markings on it — but whether these are all … Continue reading

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North Beachmore, Muasdale, Argyll

Cup-and-Ring Standing Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NR 692 418 Also Known as: Gaigean Archaeology & History This lovely-looking 5-foot tall standing stone, marking an old boundary line in the Muasdale parish, is a curious one with elongated cups, some … Continue reading

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Bàrr a’ Chuirn, Kilmartin, Argyll

Cairn:  OS Grid References – NR 8122 9782 Also Known as: Canmore ID 39465 Lady’s Seat Cairn Getting Here Many ways to get here, but you’ve gotta amble off-path through the woods to eventually find it — but it’s not difficult. From … Continue reading

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Cultoon, Portnahaven, Islay, Argyll

Stone Circle:  OS Grid Reference – NR 195 569 Also Known as: Cultoun Archaeology & History Following excavation work on this denuded megalithic ring in 1974 and 1975 under the joint auspices of the Islay Historical Works Group (IHWG) and the Hunterian Museum … Continue reading

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