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Dumfries and Galloway

Sites/Groups in this region:

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Auchenhay Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Auld Wife's Grave Chambered Cairn
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2 sites
Bagbie
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Bagbie Cairn Cairn(s)
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Bailiehill Fort Hillfort
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Balmae 35 Cup Marked Stone
4 sites
Bardristane Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Barharrow Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
3 sites
Barholm Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
9 posts
Barsalloch Point Cliff Fort
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Beacon Hill Hillfort
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Beattock Hill Hillfort
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Bennen of Garvilland Hillfort
Big Airds Hill Hillfort
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Big Balcraig Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Blackhill Cottage Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Blackmyre Farm Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
5 posts
Blackmyre Moor Natural Rock Feature
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Bladnoch Standing Stone / Menhir
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8 sites
Blairbuy Farm Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
15 posts
Blair Hill Standing Stones
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5 sites
Bombie Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Boreland Standing Stones
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Boreland Cairn(s)
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Boreland Chambered Cairn
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Borgue Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Boyach Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Brighouse Standing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Broughton Mains Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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2 sites
Burnswark Sacred Hill
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Cairnderry Chambered Tomb
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Cairnharrow Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Cairnharrow Cairn(s)
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11 sites
Cairnholy Chambered Cairn
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Cairnsmore of Fleet Cairn(s)
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Cairn Avel Cairn(s)
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Cairn Hill Cairn(s)
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Cairn Macneilie, Inch Parks Cairn(s)
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Cairn Na Gath Chambered Cairn
Cairn Pat Hillfort
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Cambret Moor Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Capenoch Loch Cairn(s)
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Carlingwark Loch Crannog
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Carlins Cairn Cairn(s)
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Carlin Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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2 sites
Castlecreavie Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Castle Haven Cliff Fort
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Castle O'Er Hillfort
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Cauldside Burn Stone Circle
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1 site
Cauldside Burn Cairn Cairn(s)
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Caves of Kilhern Chambered Tomb
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Clash Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Clatteringshaws Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Clauchendolly Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Claughreid Stone Circle
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Claunch Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
1 post
2 sites
Colvend Crannog
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Core Hill Hillfort
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Corriedoo White Cairn Round Cairn
Court Hill Hillfort
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The Cow Cloot Stone Natural Rock Feature
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Craigielandshill Cairn(s)
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Crammag Head Stone Fort / Dun
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Culdoach Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Culgarie Standing Stone / Menhir
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Culnoag Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Culscadden Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Dalarran Holm Standing Stone / Menhir
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The Doons Hillfort
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Doon Castle Broch
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Doon of Carsluith Hillfort
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Dounan Nose Promontory Fort
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Dove Cave Head Promontory Fort
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Drannandow Chambered Tomb
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Drannandow Cairn Cairn(s)
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Droughduil Artificial Mound
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Drumfern Cairn(s)
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Drumfern Stone Circle
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Drummore Stone Circle
Drummore Castle Hillfort
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Drumtroddan Carved Rocks Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Drumtroddan Standing Stones Standing Stones
Duniehinnie Promontory Fort
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Dunman Cliff Fort
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The Dunnan Cliff Fort
Dunragit Cursus
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Dunrod Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Dunskirloch Promontory Fort
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Dyke Stone Row / Alignment
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Easthill Stone Circle
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Eggerness Carving
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Ernespie Standing Stones Standing Stones
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Fauldinchie Burnt Mound / Fulacht Fia
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Fell of Barhullion Hillfort
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Fleuchlarg Cairn(s)
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Fort Point Promontory Fort
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Gallows Outon 1 Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Gallows Outon 2 Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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4 sites
Galtway Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
Gars Hill Hillfort
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1 site
Girdle Stanes & Loupin Stanes Stone Circle
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Glasserton Mains Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
1 post
Glengap House Cup Marked Stone
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1 site
Glenquicken Stone Circle
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Glentirrow Stone Circle
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Grange 1 Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Grange 2 Cup Marked Stone
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Grange 3 Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Grennan Hill Hillfort
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The Grey Man Natural Rock Feature
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Hall Hill Hillfort
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Harper's Hill Standing Stone / Menhir
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High Banks Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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High Grange 1 Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
High Grange 2 Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
13 posts
Hole Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Hollows Tower Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
9 posts
1 site
Holm of Daltallochan Stone Circle
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Home Farm Standing Stones
House of Elrig Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
Isle Head Promontory Fort
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Jamieson's Point Cairn(s)
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Kemp's Wark Promontory Fort
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Kenmuir Graves, Island Buoy Promontory Fort
Kerricks Farm Barrow Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Killantringan Bay Stone Fort / Dun
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King's Cairn Chambered Tomb
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King Schaw's Grave Cist
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1 site
Kirkclaugh Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Kirkdale House Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Kirkmabreck Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Kirkmadrine Bullaun Stone
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5 sites
Kirkmuir Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Knock Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Knockinaam Standing Stone / Menhir
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Knockshinnie Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Knockshinnie 2 Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Knock and Maize Standing Stone / Menhir
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Knock Fell Hillfort
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Knock Hill Hillfort
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Laggangarn Standing Stones
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14 sites
Lagganmullan House Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Laggan Farm Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Lamford Hill Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
Larbrax Moor Promontory Fort
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Lessons Cairn(s)
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Little Balsmith Standing Stone / Menhir
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Lochhill Chambered Cairn
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Lochmaben Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Lochrutton Loch Crannog
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Loch Arthur Crannog
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Loch Head Cairn(s)
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Loch Kindar Crannog
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Lodge Of Kelton Farm Cup Marked Stone
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Low Curghie Standing Stone / Menhir
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Machermore Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Maryholm Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Mid Gleniron III Chambered Cairn
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Mid Gleniron I and II Chambered Tomb
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Mid Gleniron Round Cairn Round Cairn
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Milnmark Hill Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Milton Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Milton Loch Crannog
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Morton Mains Hill Hillfort
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Mossyard Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Mullach Hill Hillfort
Mull of Galloway Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Mull of Galloway Cairn(s)
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Mull of Sinniness Standing Stone / Menhir
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Mull O' Galloway Cup Marked Stone
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Nether Linkens Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Newlaw Hill 1 Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Newlaw Hill 2 Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Newlaw Hill 3 Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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2 sites
Newton Farm
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Newton Stewart Cairn Cairn(s)
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North Balfern Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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North Balfern HillFort Hillfort
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2 sites
Park of Tongland Standing Stones
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Park of Tongland Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Peatshiel Sike Standing Stone / Menhir
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Penkiln Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Pict's Knowe henge Henge
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Poldean Standing Stone / Menhir
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Portobello Promontory Fort
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Raeburnfoot Bank Barrow
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Redbrae Cist
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Redcastle Standing Stone / Menhir
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Rispain Camp Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Rorie Gill's Cairn Round Cairn
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Rutherford's Witnesses Natural Rock Feature
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Senwick 1 Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Senwick 4 Cup Marked Stone
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Seven Brethren Stone Circle
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Skip Knowe, Gateside Standing Stone / Menhir
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Slagnaw Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Slewcairn Chambered Cairn
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Slockmill Stone Circle
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Slockmill Enclosure Enclosure
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Slockmill Fort Hillfort
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South Cairnwell Standing Stone / Menhir
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Springfield Hill Hillfort
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Stair Haven Broch
Steinhead Mote Promontory Fort
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Stiddrig Cairn(s)
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Stroanfreggan Round Cairn
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Tail Burn Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Taxing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Templand Mains Standing Stone / Menhir
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Temple Wood Promontory Fort
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Terally Standing Stone / Menhir
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Teroy Broch
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Tongue Croft Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
77 posts
1 site
Torhousekie Stone Circle
1 post
Torhousekie Cairn(s)
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Torrs Hill Hillfort
Tor of Craigoch Hillfort
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Townhead Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
13 posts
Trusty's Hill Hillfort
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The Twelve Apostles of Hollywood Stone Circle
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Tynron Doon Hillfort
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3 sites
Upper Newton 1 Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
6 posts
Ward Law Hillfort
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Waterside Hill Cairn(s)
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Whirlpool Standing Stone / Menhir
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Whitcastles Hill Stone Circle
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Whitefield Loch Crannog
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Whiteside Cup Marked Stone
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White Cairn Chambered Cairn
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White Cairn, Boreland Cairn(s)
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White Cairn, Culroy Cairn(s)
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White Hill Hillfort
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White Loch of Myrton Crannog
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Whithorn Bullaun Stone
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1 site
Windy Edge Chambered Cairn
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Witch's Wate Cairn(s)
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The Wren's Egg & Nest Standing Stones
Sites of disputed antiquity:
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High Auchenlarie Stone Circle
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High Auchenlarie
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Kirkhill Stone Circle

News

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Whithorn Iron Age Roundhouse Works In Full Swing

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-37584360
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
10th October 2016ce

Wigtownshire Iron Age Roundhouse

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-36684262
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
4th July 2016ce

Dumfries and Galloway's archaeology to go on line


A website is to be developed which will give access to all the lovely archaeological objects in the region's Museum Service's collections.

"The collection is one of the largest in Scotland and described as a "comprehensive collection of Dumfries and Galloway's material culture over an 8,000-year period"... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
13th October 2007ce

Archaeologists Battle To Save Galloway Site


Archaeologists are engaged in a race to save the remnants of an Iron Age settlement built by one of the most mysterious early peoples of Scotland.

The prehistoric site at Carghidown, near the Isle of Whithorn, Galloway, could illuminate the lives of an ancient tribe called the Novantae... continues...
Jane Posted by Jane
27th October 2003ce
Edited 1st September 2007ce

Miscellaneous

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Taken from an article entitled
The Stone Circles of the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright
By Fred Coles, UOBR. MEM. Soc. ANTIQ. SCOT.
Proceedings of the Society of The Antiquities of Scotland, May, 1895.


Summary of Stone Circles

CIRCLES WHOLLY DESTROYED.
1. Near "Roman Camp," Bombie, Kirkcudbright.
2. „ Boreland Mote, Parton.
3. ,, Kirkgunzeon Manse.
4. „ Glaisters, Kirkgunzeon.
5. „ Airdrie, Kirkbean.
6. In Kirkbean.

CIRCLES PARTIALLY DESTROYED.
1. S.E. of Little Balmae, Kirkcudbright,
2. W. of Balmae House, „
3. Drnmmore, „
4. Park, Tongland (with central stone), .
5. Balannan, „ .
6. Torrs, Kelton, . . . .
7. Torkirra, Kirkgunzeon,
8.' High Auchenlarie, Anwoth,

CIRCLES APPARENTLY COMPLETE.
1. Glenqnicken Moor, Kirkmabreck (with central stone)
2. Hills, Lochrutton
3. Holm of Daltallochan, Carsphairn
4a. Cauldside, Anwoth
46. „ „
5a. Lairdmannach, Tongland (with central stone)
5ft. „ „
6. Near Lochrinnie Mote, Dairy (with holed stone)
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
2nd June 2005ce
Edited 1st September 2007ce

Links

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Crannogs: A Diminishing Resource?


Full title: Report on a survey of crannogs in the south west of Scotland (and excavations at Buiston) ..contains a complete list of known crannogs in D&G, submerged and above water. As of October 2016 many therein to be added to the TMA database...some shewn on OS Explorers not Pathfinders. An example is Whitefield Loch near Glenluce, where one is shown on OS Pathfinder 82 (NB correct name is Dorman's Island, Whitefield Loch) whilst Explorer 310 reveals more (two, albeit one submerged unless extreme drought)
spencer Posted by spencer
23rd October 2016ce
Edited 23rd October 2016ce

The Glebe Blog


A blog by a walker who has stomped all over Dumfries and Galloway in all sesons solo and with other ramblers. Many sites visited despite these being in a by the by context. Many photos, highly 'visually informative' despite the frequent presence of lines of walkers therein. Good as a reference for routes and permitted access too. Site dormant since May 2015 following his involvement with an online admirer..hope all ok there. For practical purposes Google Glebe Blog and then destination or location you're interested in. MoG, Torhouskie, Cambret, you name it, he's probably been. I've found this site invaluable and therefore recommend it highly.
spencer Posted by spencer
6th December 2015ce

Dumfriesshire and Galloway Nat Hist and Antiq Soc


Online versions of the DGNHAS Transactions - from the 1860s to the 1920s.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
5th April 2011ce
Edited 6th April 2011ce

Extreme Stonefeelers' World of Hard Rock & Standing Stones


Pics of megalithic sites across Dumfries & Galloway.
new abbey Posted by new abbey
10th April 2010ce
Edited 10th April 2010ce

Archway - PSAS


'A record of the cup-and-ring-markings in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright. By Fred R. Coles' in Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Volume 29 (1894-95).

Descriptions and diagrams of the groups of carvings at:
Balmae
Knockshinnie
Torrs
Grange
Milton
Galtway and High Banks
Castle Creavie and Bombie
Little Stockerton
Nether Linkens
Newlaw Burn
Senwick
Anwoth
and Hills Stone-Circle
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
4th November 2006ce
Edited 1st September 2007ce

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Cauldside Burn Stone Setting — Fieldnotes

Visited 05.11.18

While visiting the Cauldside Burn Cairn North (Canmore ID 63692) I tried to find the Stone Setting. When GPS failed I tried a 30 yards by 30 yards grid search S of the Cauldside Burn Cairn North but found no stones of any size.
I think the pictures already submitted here depict the Cauldside Burn Cairn North and the Cauldside Stone Circle, respectively.
For a more detailed description of the Cauldside Burn Stone Setting see Canmore ID 63682.
Posted by markj99
13th November 2018ce

Boreland (Standing Stones) — Fieldnotes

The Boreland Stones can easily be visited along with the two nearby cairns. Visit the Boreland cairn first then follow the directions for the White Cairn, Boreland. This will take you directly past the Boreland Stones. Three sites for the price of one! Posted by markj99
23rd October 2018ce

Machermore (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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21st October 2018ce

Machermore (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Fieldnotes

Visited 14.10.18
The Machermore cairn should be called Culroy Cairn as it is on Culroy farmland. A Canmore search for Culroy will find these cairns.
The cairn is almost perfectly preserved except for some exposed stones on the E flank. It's location in a flat field elevates this cairn into my top 10.
I found the cairn to the E, however it is covered by whins and in poor condition.
Culroy White Cairn lies 50 yards of the Y junction at Culroy farm around 1/2 mile up the road.
I have plans to revisit to sort out the remaining cairns. Canmore's 1911 visit seems to have been over enthusiastic in it's cairn nominations.
Posted by markj99
21st October 2018ce

White Cairn, Culroy (Cairn(s)) — Images

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18th October 2018ce

White Cairn, Culroy (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

Visited 14.10.18
Turn onto the A747 Port William road from the A75 at Glenluce. Take the first L for Whitefield Loch after around 1.5 miles. This is a narrow lane with few passing places! Continue past the loch until you reach a Y junction at Culroy farm after around 2 miles. The White Cairn lies 50 yards N of the Y junction, in the moorland. Retrace you route to return as this is a dead end.

I expected to see a gleaming white cairn from a distance. The reality was somewhat different. I found the cairn more by GPS than sight.
The cairn is constructed of white stones however it is hidden under vegetation and the centre has been robbed out. A horseshoe wall structure is all that remains.

"A large cairn, which, at the date of visit, was being broken up for road metal. One half had already been removed and the remainder lay ready for removal. It was about 45' in diameter and no cist was exposed."
RCAHMS 1912, visited 1911

The quote is an extract from Canmore ID 62210 explaining the sad demise of this cairn.
Posted by markj99
18th October 2018ce
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