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Kilmartin Area

Sites in this group:

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Achanarnich Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Achnabreck Standing Stone / Menhir
103 posts
Achnabreck Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
10 posts
Achnabreck New 1 Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
1 post
Allt Bealaich Ruaidh Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
1 post
Anaskeog Cairn(s)
2 posts
Anaskeog Cup Marked Stone
15 posts
Ardifuir Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
7 posts
Auchoish Chambered Cairn
2 posts
Badden Farm Cist
19 posts
Ballygowan Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
79 posts
2 sites
38 posts
Baluachraig Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
15 posts
Baroile Chambered Cairn
5 posts
Barsloisnoch Lodge Cist
7 posts
Blairbuie 2 Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
Bàrr a'Chuirn Cairn(s)
6 posts
Bruach na Cuirte Cist
46 posts
Cairnbaan Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
22 posts
1 site
Carnasserie Stone Row / Alignment
19 posts
Carn Ban Cairn(s)
6 posts
Carn Bàn Cairn(s)
4 posts
Carron Standing Stone / Menhir
22 posts
Clach an t-Sagairt Chambered Cairn
8 posts
1 site
Creagantairbh Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Creagantairbh Beag Standing Stone / Menhir
11 posts
Creag a' Chapuill Hillfort
5 posts
Crinan Moss Standing Stones
1 post
Crubageen Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
68 posts
Dunadd Sacred Hill
3 posts
Dunadd II Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Dunadd Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
3 sites
Dunamuck group
36 posts
Dunchraigaig Cairn Cairn(s)
15 posts
Dun Chonallaich Hillfort
4 posts
Dun Dubh Hillfort
10 posts
Dun Toiseach Hillfort
3 posts
Fincharn Cup Marked Stone
8 posts
Ford Standing Stones
Gariob Cairn(s)
13 posts
Gartnagreanoch Chambered Cairn
1 site
Glasvaar Cairn(s)
9 posts
Glenmoine Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
5 posts
2 sites
Glennan Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Kilbride Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
26 posts
Kilchoan of Poltalloch Cairn(s)
2 posts
Kilmartin Cup Marked Stone
36 posts
Kilmichael Glassary Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
1 post
Kilneuair Church Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
50 posts
Kintraw Standing Stone / Menhir
10 posts
Leckuary Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Lochan Druim an Rathaid Cairn(s)
3 posts
Loch Ederline Crannog
1 post
Loch Michean Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
3 posts
Meall a'Braithain Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
1 post
Nether Largie Cup Marked Stone
4 posts
4 sites
Nether Largie Cairn Cemetery Cairn(s)
Oakfield Standing Stone / Menhir
42 posts
Ormaig Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
24 posts
Poltalloch Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
9 posts
Rhudil cairn Cairn(s)
3 posts
Rowanfield Standing Stone / Menhir
13 posts
Salachary Stones Standing Stones
6 posts
Slockavullin Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
6 posts
Stane Alane Standing Stone / Menhir
86 posts
Templewood Stone Circle
3 sites
Tigh a'Charnain Cairn(s)
27 posts
Torbhlaren Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
3 posts
Torran Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Torran Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
3 posts
Upper Largie Cists Cist
Upper Rhudil Chambered Cairn


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Argyll's Kilmartin museum gets lottery boost

Kilmartin Museum in Argyll is one step closer to a multi-million pound refurbishment.

The Heritage Lottery fund has endorsed an application for a £3.1m grant - as well as awarding £400,000 to develop the plans further... continues...
BigSweetie Posted by BigSweetie
6th August 2015ce

Kilmartin Museum project is next for Scots architects

Reiach and Hall, one of Scotland's leading contemporary architectural practices, has won the commission to design the £3 million museum housing some of the country's oldest known artefacts... continues...
moss Posted by moss
30th October 2013ce

Kilmartin art event 'Half-Life' - news story

News story in today's Herald newspaper has more details about this:
Posted by VickyD
28th August 2007ce
Edited 28th August 2007ce

'Half Life' events from 4-16th September

Thought provoking archaeological artiness at Kilmartin's Neolithic sites, with NVA
and the National Theatre of Scotland.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
26th August 2007ce

Kilmartin wins eleventh hour reprieve

From an article by Stephen Stewart of The Herald - 9th September 2004

One of Scotland's most important museums has been saved from closure by a £100,000 investment package. Frank McAveety, the culture minister, helped broker the deal which will save Kilmartin House Museum in Argyll... continues...
Jane Posted by Jane
9th September 2004ce
Edited 9th September 2004ce

University looks back 15,000 years

by RHIANNION EDWARD of The Scotsman, Monday 5 July 2004

RESEARCHERS are hoping that a computer program will map all of Scotland and give a virtual impression of the landscape as far back as 15,000 years ago... continues...
Jane Posted by Jane
5th July 2004ce

Kilmartin House Museum in Crisis

Kilmartin House Museum is an independent charitable institution established in Scotland in 1994... continues...
Kozmik_Ken Posted by Kozmik_Ken
24th May 2004ce
Edited 24th May 2004ce

Mixed Ashes of Man and Animal Give Insight into Bronze Age

From The Herald 22 March 2004.

A birdwatcher who unearthed the 4000-year-old cremated remains of a young man has given archaeologists fresh insight into the close, superstitious bonds between humans and animals in prehistoric society... continues...
greywether Posted by greywether
22nd March 2004ce
Edited 25th March 2004ce

Ancient Scots Link To Stonehenge

'Ancient Scots may have enjoyed sophisticated economic, social and cultural links with the builders of one of the world's most mysterious ancient monuments, according to new research... continues...
Jane Posted by Jane
18th November 2003ce
Edited 18th November 2003ce

3-D modelling of Kilmartin rock art

Computer age recreates prehistoric sites in search of answers to carvings mystery

From Scotsman... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
1st May 2003ce
Edited 9th May 2003ce

Sacred pool ringed by totem poles in Scotland's ritual glen

British Archaeology news
Issue 64, April 2002.

An early Bronze Age timber circle containing an inner ring of totem poles set around a deep, sacred pool is thought to have once stood at the head of the Kilmartin Valley in Argyll, site of one of Scotland's richest concentrations of prehistoric ritual monuments... continues...
Posted by phil
15th May 2002ce

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I think that one of the best ways to see the tombs and stones at the top end of the valley is to walk past the museum and down to the bottom of the road. Cross the field diagonally and you will find a stile onto a path which takes you to each of the cists and then onto Temple Wood and the great cross. wee_malky Posted by wee_malky
7th October 2002ce
Edited 9th June 2003ce

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Dunadd (Sacred Hill) — Folklore

Old chestnuts, the Stone of Destiny and Scotia, came up as they often do. We have a little history to work with and a bit of archaeology to go on . . .
The foundation stone or rock of faith is the point where ascension takes place in Christianity and Islam. They routinely have a footstep in them.
However, this is much older - Scotia is a personification of the Cailleach, properly translated as the Veiled One. We find her at Callanish in 2,600 BC and Callanish was part of the ancient Orcadian civilisation at Ness of Brodgar. Brodgar is built from stones brought from all the islands in the manner of a Moot Hill where stones or soil were carried by nobles to medieval coronations such as Robert I's.
The community or land is brought together/ assembled, then it is built up . . . all of which connects to early Scottish sovereignty where the people and the land are considered indivisible. The king marries the land at coronation in an act of epiphany wedding the community together and building upon that through the road to Damascus connect . . . the laying down of a pillow/ stone which in early translations becomes pillows using the same platform and ladder/ tree metaphors as in the biblical tale.
So we have an original Scottish Stone of Destiny in place at Dunadd and an earlier model of the same concepts going much further back. Consequently, we can consider the Stone of Destiny, (in it's Christianised form Foundation Stone or Rock of Faith), as largely an investiture in a system of understandings and beliefs, a philosophy. This investiture is expressed in the actions of bringing together 'the land' or assembling 'stones' to form a Stone of Destiny, which can then be stacked/ raised upwards.

From Scottish Media Lab.
tjj Posted by tjj
22nd November 2017ce

Creagantairbh (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Creagantairbh</b>Posted by Nucleus Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
5th November 2017ce

Kintraw (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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5th November 2017ce

Dunchraigaig Cairn (Cairn(s)) — Images

<b>Dunchraigaig Cairn</b>Posted by Nucleus Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
5th November 2017ce

Ri Cruin (Cairn(s)) — Images

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