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Ailsa Craig Natural Rock Feature
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Bain's Hill Standing Stone / Menhir
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Barrhill White Cairn Cairn(s)
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Bencallen Hill Chambered Tomb
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Coilsfield Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Craigie Hillfort
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Craigs of Kyle Rocking Stone
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Dinvin Hillfort
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Garleffin Standing Stones
Hollowshean Camp Hillfort
Kildoon Fort Hillfort
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King Coil's Grave Cairn(s)
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Knockdolian Cairn(s)
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Laggish White Cairn Cairn(s)
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Lyonston Standing Stone / Menhir
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Spy Knowe Cairn(s)
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Stonefield Park Road, Doonfoot Standing Stone / Menhir
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Wallace's Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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The Witching Stone Standing Stone / Menhir


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Council celebrates staffing cuts by building a "Stonehenge" style monument on a roundabout

Couldn't make it up.
Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
20th December 2017ce
Edited 20th December 2017ce

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Barrhill White Cairn (Cairn(s)) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Barrhill White Cairn</b>Posted by markj99<b>Barrhill White Cairn</b>Posted by markj99<b>Barrhill White Cairn</b>Posted by markj99 Posted by markj99
31st March 2020ce

Barrhill White Cairn (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

Visited 17.09.19

Barrhill White Cairn is 1 mile W of Barrhill wedged into the corner of a field in forestry. Canmore ID 62561 gives its dimensions as "about 25m in diameter and varies in height from 1.0m to 2.5m".
The grassed-over cairn has been extensively robbed with few scattered stones remaining but the underlying structure is intact. A modern cairn, 10 feet high has been constructed at the summit of the cairn and a sheepfold built nearby. This would account for the missing stones.
Park at Barrhill station and cross the tracks following a farm road N. Walk past Cairnlea farm following the farm road until you reach a sheepfold, about 200 yards on the R. Turn R into the field adjacent to the sheepfold and follow the fence NW across fields for 600 yards until you reach the edge of a forest. Walk NW along the edge of the forest for about 500 yards until you reach a sheepfold. Go through the gate ahead into a large field, the cairn is in the R corner beside the forest.
Posted by markj99
31st March 2020ce

Laggish White Cairn (Cairn(s)) — Images

<b>Laggish White Cairn</b>Posted by markj99<b>Laggish White Cairn</b>Posted by markj99<b>Laggish White Cairn</b>Posted by markj99 Posted by markj99
30th March 2020ce

Laggish White Cairn (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

Visited 05.10.19

Laggish White Cairn lies in a pine forest 4km S of Barrhill. Canmore ID 62463 indicates that the cairn was extensively robbed by 1955 however the tree planting round the cairn has caused further disruption. It also describes the "remains of the White Cairn, grass-covered and measuring 19m in diameter and 1m in maximum height." The current dimensions of the cairn are around 15m by 1.5m. The cairn is still grass covered though pine needles are encroaching. There is a rock outcrop on the N side of the cairn as indicated by Canmore ID 62463.
There are no stones in the centre of the cairn however there is a large recumbent stone 5m W of the cairn, approximately fitting the dimensions of the central recumbent boulder. It could easily have been moved during the tree planting.
The subdued light of the clearing and the unnatural quiet of the pine forest add to the ambiance of this hidden cairn.
Take the New Luce road out of Barrhill. After 2.25 miles you reach a forest. Park up at the lay-by for Dochroyle & Laggish. Follow the track for 0.75 miles to reach Dochroyle, a tiny forest community. Pass through Dochroyle, through a locked gate turning R down the forest track. Turn R into a forest break after 500 yards at NX 23079 78656 which leads into a large forest break. Turn L and head over boggy ground for 50 yards, turn R into the forest for 20 yards to the cairn at NX 2298 7860. The above directions are approximate and a GPS is almost essential to find this cairn.
Posted by markj99
30th March 2020ce

Knockdolian (Cairn(s)) — Images

<b>Knockdolian</b>Posted by markj99<b>Knockdolian</b>Posted by markj99 Posted by markj99
1st March 2020ce
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