HE Wilson Photography

The Mysteries of Kilmartin Glen : Cairns and Standing Stones

Kilmartin really is a place to get lost in the past. There’s no doubting the significance of this area when you see the row of cairns marching down the glen. And it seemed everywhere I turned, there was either another patch of rock art (see previous post The Mysteries of Kilmartin Glen : Prehistoric Rock Art) or standing stones and henges. I spent four days here, and it wasn’t enough. Such a magical place, with so many questions, and so many layers of history. These are just a few highlights.

Shot in Kilmartin Glen, June 2016

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Ri Cruin Cairn
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Ballymeanoch standing stones
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Ballymeanoch standing stones – origional ogham script or later grafitti?
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Temple Wood
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Temple Wood
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Temple Wood – time it right with the sun and you can see some markings like this spiral on the stones!
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Even the seeds in this glen are magical
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Nether Largie Cairn
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I never identified this single standing stone
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Nether Largie Standing Stones
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Nether Largie – Some cup markings here, re-purposed stone?
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A view down the glen at sunset. You can see the line of cairns starting in the distance

 

 

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