Kilmartin Glen, Argyll

Kilmartin Glen, Argyll, Scotland

 
 
This evening, I am focusing on a very ancient landscape on the West of Scotland, namely Kilmartin Glen. This valley may have been occupied by man for about 10,000 years with those of prehistoric era bequeathing us a legacy of  intriguing stone monuments set out in a linear cemetery. This location must have been held in special reverence for within a six mile radius of Kilmartin there are 25 sites with standing stones.
 
Image above shows a view of the Glen looking south from the Church.
 
There are other aspects of Kilmartin to consider such as the church (Christian worship here probably dates back about 1500 years), a collection of medieval graveslabs dating from the 14th-15th centuries and intriguing, prehistoric rock-art in nearby Achnabreck.
 
The purpose of this post is to give a flavour for the physical mounuments which still exist and which may just represent a fraction of the original complement of structures featuring cairns, standing stones, cists, stone circles and avenues which may date back up to 5000 years.
 
 

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