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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
98 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
2 posts
Anaskeog Cup Marked Stone
1 post
Anaskeog Cairn(s)
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
74 posts
2 sites
Ballymeanoch
35 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
40 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
7 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
63 posts
Dunadd Sacred Hill
3 posts
Dunadd II Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Dunadd Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
3 sites
Dunamuck group
32 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
32 posts
Kilmichael Glassary Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
1 post
Kilneuair Church Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
46 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
75 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

News

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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:

http://www.theherald.co.uk/features/features/display.var.1645911.0.0.php
Posted by VickyD
28th August 2007ce
Edited 28th August 2007ce

'Half Life' events from 4-16th September

http://www.halflife.org.uk/

Thought provoking archaeological artiness at Kilmartin's Neolithic sites, with NVA
http://www.nva.org.uk/
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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<b>Kilmartin Area</b>Posted by Hob

Fieldnotes

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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

Latest posts for Kilmartin Area

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Kintraw (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

Visited Friday 26/5/17:
The most perfect day and, unfortunately, our last full day in Argyll. Kintraw standing stone and cairn can be seen clearly at a sharp bend as you drive towards the village of Ardfern and Loch Craignish and there is a small pull-in parking area opposite the site. This particular day the sun shone, the sky blue and it was warm - the best of sort of summer day. Kintraw is probably the tallest standing stone I've ever stood next to. It is also in the most fabulous location overlooking Loch Craignish and the loch-side village of Ardfern. I did wonder what its purpose was as it was unlike any of the other standing stones we had seen in the Kilmartin area - being almost cylindrical in shape. Although Loch Craignish was visible from the site I don't think the standing stone or cairn could been seen from the loch.
Made a bit of a mistake here though as my companion-in-charge-of-map-reading told me that Kintraw and the Clach an t-Sagairt Cairn were in the same place so we made the assumption it was the cairn next to the standing stone. Have since found out it wasn't and we've missed it.
Anyway after a leisurely lunch in the Crafty Cafe Tea Room in Ardfern we spent a peaceful afternoon visiting the ruined chapel of Kilmarie (Kilvaree) -
which is dedicated to the 7th century Irish monk St Maelrubha of Applecross - and then exploring the remote coastal area nearby.
tjj Posted by tjj
12th June 2017ce
Edited 13th June 2017ce

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

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12th June 2017ce

Torbhlaren (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

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12th June 2017ce

Torbhlaren (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Fieldnotes

Visited 25/5/17 as part of our visit to Kilmichael Glen

Following the road from Kilmichael Glassary northeast out of the village to the bridge over the River Add (where Dunadd gets its name) we continued walking along the quiet single track road which runs along the valley bottom. A little bit further along on in a field on your left there is a single standing stone which has cup marks similar to those at Ballymeanoch and Nether Largie. One more stone is known to have stood in the field (and there may have been others). In the same field there two earthfast rock outcrops which are covered with cup and ring marks. On the day we walked by there was a tractor cutting the grass in the field and the gate was firmly secured - we decided not to climb over on this occasion.
tjj Posted by tjj
12th June 2017ce

Kilmichael Glassary (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

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12th June 2017ce

Kilmichael Glassary (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Fieldnotes

Visited Wednesday 24/5/17

More wonderful rock carvings on easily accessible panels just behind the local primary school. It is ok to park in the small car park by the school though visitors are asked to avoid school pick-up times.

To quote "In The Footsteps Of Kings" by Sharon Webb (Walk 11):
“Within the fenced enclosure you will see two groups of cup and ring markings carved into earthfast rock slabs. There are many single cups as well as cups with rings and gutters. Look out for the cups with rings shaped like a keyhole which occur on both slabs. Some of the outcrops around the fenced enclosure also have markings, but please don’t be tempted to pull back the vegetation as the carvings are liable to be damaged by stock.”

After examining the panels walked back down to the village - with some free range chickens and an anxious cockerel keeping us in their sights. Next over the Glassary Churchyard to look at some medieval grave stones – apparently the ‘Kil’ element in the place name Kilmichael Glassary indicates an early Christian settlement in the Glen.
tjj Posted by tjj
12th June 2017ce
Edited 13th June 2017ce

Cairnbaan (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

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8th June 2017ce
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