Tag Archives: Gigha

Tobar Mor, Tarbert, Gigha, Argyll

Sacred Well:  OS Grid Reference – NR 6564 5190 Also Known as: Canmore ID 38609 Great Well of the Winds St Beathag’s Well Tobar Bheathaig Folklore There are a number of sacred and healing wells on this small island, but this … Continue reading

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The Bodach and Cailleach, Gigha, Argyll

Sacred Stones:  OS Grid Reference – NR 6382 4730 Folklore On this “Isle of the Gods” — as some historians proclaim Gigha to mean — the ancient rites and ceremonies of local folk continued until pretty recent times.  One writer … Continue reading

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Ardminish, Gigha, Argyll

Cairn:  OS Grid Reference – NR 649 489 Archaeology & History When the Scottish Royal Commission lads came here in 1963, they reported seeing “the remains of a short cist…set into the west side of a small turf-covered knoll some … Continue reading

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Druimyeonbeg, Isle of Gigha, Argyll

Cairn (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NR 648 495 Archaeology & History An old tomb could once be seen where now we have yet another one of those environmentally damaging golf courses! (I get many emails from people who are very … Continue reading

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Cnoc na Croise, Ardminish, Gigha, Argyll

Cairns:  OS Grid Reference – NR 644 484 Archaeology & History In Thomas Pennant’s A Tour in Scotland and Journey to the Hebrides, 1772 (1790:226), he described there being three prehistoric cairns about four-hundred yards west of Ardminish, or a … Continue reading

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Cnoc na Carraigh, Gigha, Argyll

Standing Stone (destroyed):  OS grid reference NR 642 480 Archaeology & History The Scottish Royal Commission (1971) reported a very large “standing stone that stood 185m NNW of Achmore House (that) was removed at the beginning of the 19th century. … Continue reading

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Ardlamey, Gigha, Argyll

Cairn:  OS Grid Reference – NR 630 482 Archaeology & History A decent-sized cairn, around 50 feet across (even though much of the stone has been nicked) and about 3 feet high, with a singular large cist near its centre. … Continue reading

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