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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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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

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

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8th June 2017ce
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