Tag Archives: Islay

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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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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Ardtalla, Islay, Argyll

Standing Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NR 465 545 Getting Here Takes a bitta getting to this one, right at the far end of the road, leading to nowhere – so those of us who like Scotland for its vast … Continue reading

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Neriby, Bridgend, Islay

Standing Stone (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NR 359 605 Archaeology & History This is another standing stone whose days are seemingly long gone.  It was last recorded in 1878 as being about 300 yards northwest of the old farmhouse … Continue reading

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Clachan Ceann Ile, Islay

Standing Stones:  OS Grid Reference – NR 436 483 Also Known as: Stones of Islay Getting Here Also known as the ‘Stones of Islay,’ these two old stones can be found on the west side of the road between Port Ellen … Continue reading

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Beinn na Cailleach, Islay, Argyll

Sacred Mountain:  OS Grid Reference – NR 450 596 Also Known as: Beinn na Caillich Folklore Another great mountain of the ‘Old Woman’: primal creation deity of these hills. Whether she holds sway over the land here for many months, … Continue reading

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