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Kilmartin Area

Sites in this group:

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Achanarnich Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
115 posts
Achnabreck Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
3 posts
Achnabreck Standing Stone / Menhir
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
16 posts
Ardifuir Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
20 posts
Auchoish Chambered Cairn
2 posts
Badden Farm Cist
20 posts
Ballygowan Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
80 posts
2 sites
39 posts
Baluachraig Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
15 posts
Baroile Chambered Cairn
5 posts
Barsloisnoch Lodge Cist
8 posts
Blairbuie 2 Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
Bàrr a'Chuirn Cairn(s)
6 posts
Bruach na Cuirte Cist
54 posts
Cairnbaan Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
22 posts
1 site
Carnasserie Stone Row / Alignment
19 posts
Carn Ban Cairn(s)
13 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
2 posts
Crubageen Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
70 posts
Dunadd Sacred Hill
3 posts
Dunadd II Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Dunadd Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
3 sites
Dunamuck group
38 posts
Dunchraigaig Cairn Cairn(s)
15 posts
Dun Chonallaich Hillfort
4 posts
Dun Dubh Hillfort
10 posts
Dun Na Maraig Hillfort
12 posts
Dun Toiseach Hillfort
4 posts
Fincharn Cup Marked Stone
8 posts
Ford Standing Stones
Gariob Cairn(s)
12 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
2 posts
Kilbride Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
26 posts
Kilchoan of Poltalloch Cairn(s)
3 posts
Kilmartin Cup Marked Stone
37 posts
Kilmichael Glassary Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
1 post
Kilneuair Church Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
51 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
4 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
43 posts
Ormaig Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
25 posts
Poltalloch Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
4 posts
Poltalloch Cist Cist
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)
28 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

Latest posts for Kilmartin Area

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Dunadd (Sacred Hill) — News

Metal detectorists admit taking item from Iron Age Dunadd Fort

Two men have been sentenced for illegal metal detecting at the capital of an ancient Scottish kingdom.

More info :
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
24th June 2022ce

Nether Largie (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Links

Canmore ID 39487

Nether Largie Standing Stone on Canmore
Posted by markj99
26th September 2021ce

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

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26th September 2021ce

Nether Largie (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

Visited 30.04.10

Nether Largie Standing Stone is located c. 150 yards NNW of the Great X of Kilmartin. The c. 5 ft tall stone had a c. 30 degree lean to the SE when I visited but it was reset to a vertical position in 2015. Canmore ID 39487 (go to Links) has pictures of the erect stone taken in 2019 in My Canmore contributions.
Posted by markj99
26th September 2021ce

Kilmartin (Cup Marked Stone) — Links

Kilmartin (misc sites) on BRAC Updated

Kilmartin (misc sites) Cup and Ring Markings on BRAC
Posted by markj99
17th September 2021ce

Dunchraigaig Cairn (Cairn(s)) — Links

Is this prehistoric rock art the “real deal”?

Blog on identification.
moss Posted by moss
3rd June 2021ce

Dunchraigaig Cairn (Cairn(s)) — News

Extremely rare prehistoric animal carvings found for first time in Scotland

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) said the carvings - thought to be between 4,000 and 5,000 years old - were discovered inside Dunchraigaig Cairn in Kilmartin Glen, Argyll.

They are thought to date to the Neolithic or Early Bronze Age, and include images of deer.

Hamish Fenton, who has an archaeology background, found them by chance.

Kilmartin Glen is viewed as one of the most important concentration of Neolithic and Bronze Age remains in mainland Scotland.

Valuable as sources of meat, hides, and with bones and antlers used for a variety of tools, HES said deer would have been very important to local communities at the time.
moss Posted by moss
1st June 2021ce
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