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Argyll and Bute (Mainland)

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Achalevan Cairn(s)
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Achnacree Chambered Tomb
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Achnacreebeag Chambered Tomb
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Achnagoul I Chambered Cairn
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Achnagoul II Chambered Cairn
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An Fuaran Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Ardachearanbeg Standing Stone / Menhir
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Ardachearanbeg Chambered Cairn
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Ardchonnell Chambered Cairn
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Ardlamont Point Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Ardmarnock Chambered Cairn
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Ardnadam Chambered Cairn
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Ardno Cairn(s)
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Auchachenna Chambered Cairn
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Auchagoyle Cup Marked Stone
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Auchalick Wood Hillfort
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Auchengaich Bullaun Stone
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Auchenlochan Cup Marked Stone
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Auchnagarran Standing Stone / Menhir
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Auchnaha Chambered Cairn
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Balliemore Standing Stones
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Barbreck Stone Row / Alignment
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Barmore Wood Chambered Cairn
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Barnashaig (Tayvallich) Standing Stone / Menhir
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Barrackan cairns Cairn(s)
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Benderloch Standing Stone / Menhir
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Benderloch B Standing Stone / Menhir
Braids Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Brainport Bay Solar Alignment Stone Row / Alignment
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Caisteal Nan Coin Dubh Stone Fort / Dun
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Clachan of Glendarvel Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Clachan Strachur shcoolhouse Stone Circle (Destroyed)
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Cladich Chambered Cairn
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Colintraive Cairn(s)
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Crarae Garden Chambered Cairn
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Dalmu' Neasiag Cup Marked Stone
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Dalnaneun Farm, Loch Nell Chambered Cairn
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Dauchy Standing Stones
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Dunan Aula Cist
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Evanachan Farm Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Glenmachrie Stone Row / Alignment
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Inistrynich Crannog
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Inveraray Cairns Cairn(s)
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Inveraray Castle Standing Stone / Menhir
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Inveryne Standing Stones
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Inveryne Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Kames Standing Stones
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Kilmartin Area
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Kilmory Knap Chapel Bullaun Stone
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42 sites
Kintyre
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Lephinkill Chambered Cairn
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Lephinmore Cup Marked Stone
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Lochan A'chirn Cairn(s)
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Loch Nell
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Low Stillaig Standing Stone / Menhir
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Nelson's Monument Standing Stone / Menhir
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North Beachmore Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Pier House Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Port Sonachan Chambered Cairn
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Serpent Mound, Loch Nell Artificial Mound
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Shemore Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Sluggan Standing Stone / Menhir
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Stillaig Standing Stones
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The Strontoiller Group
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Stuckindroin Cairn(s)
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Tom Nam Clach Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Turnalt Farm Carving
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Upper Fernoch (Tayvallich) Standing Stone / Menhir
Sites of disputed antiquity:
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The Bull Stone Natural Rock Feature

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4,000 Year Old Bronze Age Axe Heads Found In Argyll

http://www.scotsman.com/news/4-000-year-old-bronze-age-axe-heads-found-in-argyll-1-4268374
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
27th October 2016ce

Remains of at least two bodies found in ancient grave


This is a tentative guess for this news item in Ardnamurchan...

Archaeologists have discovered the remains of at least two bodies in a Bronze Age burial cist in a remote area of the west Highlands... continues...
moss Posted by moss
19th August 2014ce

Archaeologists In Oban Discover Bronze Age Was Height Of Cool

They had fridges, state of art heating systems and possibly even access to a sauna.

More info :

http://www.scotsman.com/news/scottish-news/top-stories/arcaheologists-in-oban-discover-bronze-age-was-height-of-coll-1-2335347
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
3rd June 2012ce

Hopes Heritage Trail Will Boost Mid Argyll Tourism

A New path links the Crinan canal with Carnasserie Castle. (Kilmartin is nearby)

More info :

http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/2175522
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
12th March 2011ce

Folklore

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Mr. Lang, in his article on the' Cup and Ring,'* mentions how in Argyll a woman who desires to have a baby will slide down a cup-marked {i.e., an inscribed) rock, and adds that the sliding is attested by a chief of Clan Diarmid... J. H. RIVETT-CARNAC. Schloss Wildeck, Switzerland.
From Notes and Queries, April 27th, 1901.

*I believe this refers to the 1899 article in the 'Contemporary Review'.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
28th August 2006ce
Edited 28th August 2006ce

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Mid Argyll: a field survey of the historic and prehistoric monuments - by Marion Campbell and Mary L S Sandeman.

This article is cited frequently in the Canmore records for the area, and was printed in the Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland v 95 (1961/2).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
3rd July 2012ce

Latest posts for Argyll and Bute (Mainland)

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Clach na Carraig (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Clach na Carraig</b>Posted by Howburn Digger Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
23rd October 2016ce

Strontoiller 1 (Kerbed Cairn) — Images

<b>Strontoiller 1</b>Posted by Howburn Digger Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
23rd October 2016ce

Clach na Carraig (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

<b>Clach na Carraig</b>Posted by Howburn Digger Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
22nd October 2016ce

Achadh-Chaorann (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Miscellaneous

Achadh-Chaorann is a short distance to the east of the Carse stone row - along the same road.

The rain was by now coming down hard and we were running late for the ferry so I had to settle for a 'drive by'. The stone is visible from the main road.

I was initially disappointed not to have a closer loot at the stone and its cup marks but as it turns out we only just made the ferry so it turned out to be a blessing in disguise :)

Hopefully I will get a proper when next in the area?
Posted by CARL
8th August 2016ce

Carse (Stone Row / Alignment) — Fieldnotes

After visiting the Kilberry sculptured stones (H.S. site) we stopped off on the way to the ferry to have a look at these fine stones, which are visible from the road.
Both fields are easily accessed via metal gates.

There is a single stone in one field - approximately 7ft high. The two other stones are in the field next door. These stones are approximately 8ft and 10ft high respectively. The tallest stone has large lumps of quartz veined throughout it.

There are fine views over Loch Stornoway.

These stones are very easy to access and are a 'must see' when visiting this fairly remote part of mainland Scotland.
Posted by CARL
8th August 2016ce

Avinagillan (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

Visited 31.7.16

Directions:
From Tarbert take the A83 south and then the B8024 turn off. The stone is found about 2 miles along the B8024 on your left (east). Easily seen from the road.
Access is by hopping over a rusty metal gate.

The wooden fence is still there and this 2m stone is further protected by waist high nettles. Not good when wearing shorts! The surface of the stone is covered in green lichen.

This is a very easy stone to visit (and well worth it) if you ever happen to find yourself in Tarbert - which is in itself a nice place to visit.
Posted by CARL
3rd August 2016ce

Kames (Standing Stones) — Fieldnotes

Visited 31.7.16

As Postie says these stones are well looked after in the small but pretty village of Kames. Even the grass bank where two of the stones reside is well trimmed and neat looking. The one behind bars is also suitably manicured.

Watch out for the speed of cars on the road running through Kames - particularly at ferry departure times. As Greywether says, you pass the stones along the road if you only fancy a 'drive by'.

Nice little place Kames.
Posted by CARL
3rd August 2016ce

Ardnadam (Chambered Cairn) — Fieldnotes

Visited 2.8.16

Directions:
Follow Mr G's advice although I would add that it is not a water works you pass but in fact an electricity sub power station. If you continue walking along the track you will pass stables on your left and a field gate is immediately on your right - this allows easy access to the site.


Well, here I am again in the footsteps of Mr G - a little over two weeks since he was here. It's a small world!

There is little I can add to Mr G's fine notes other than when Dafydd peered under the capstone he was convinced he could see cup and ring marks! As you can imagine I got very excited about this and eagerly tried to see for myself. Much trampling down of vegetation and lying on the floor at various angles followed. Unfortunately all I could see was the natural uneven contours of the stone. However, Dafydd is still convinced the marks are there. I think he is mistaken but his eyesight is better than mine to be fair! Perhaps another TMAer can visit and confirm I am right? :)

Either was this is a fine tomb to visit and one which is easy enough to access. The ground is likley to be boggy in wet wheather - bring yer boots.
Posted by CARL
3rd August 2016ce

Balliemore (Standing Stones) — Fieldnotes

Visited 2.8.16

Directions:
Driving along the B836 you will come to a horseshoe bend at the head of Loch Scriven. At this point (next to a bridge going over the burn) is a track north leading to a farm. The stones are easily seen in the field on your right, near the farm house.

You can access the field to the stones via a gate. The field was full of sheep and cows on my visit. As well as views down towards the loch the stones are surrounded on 3 sides by hills. It reminded me of being in Killmartin Glen - reason enough to visit these stones when passing on your way to catch the ferry to Bute.
Posted by CARL
3rd August 2016ce

Colintraive (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

Visited 31.7.16

Directions:
The cairn can be easily seen in a field next to the Colintraive ferry terminal which takes you over to Bute.


Whilst waiting for the ferry why not visit this large (if a bit mangled) grass covered cairn? As well as having good views over to Bute the cairn also has two hawthorn trees growing out of it which look quite nice.

Canmore states:
The cairn measures 13m x 12m x 1m in height. It stands on a stony platform about 1m above the level of the field. There are two possible kerb stones on the SW side. The centre of the cairn has been extensively disturbed.
Posted by CARL
2nd August 2016ce
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