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Capelrig Cross at Rouken Glen Visitor Centre, Glasgow, Scotland.

This evening, I am reporting on two very ancient links with Scotland’s distant history, namely an early medieval cross and prehistoric rock carvings. The two are linked by proximity, maybe just a mile or two apart, five miles south of Glasgow, but distanced by time in that the rock carvings predate the cross by around two to five thousands years.

Read more on Prehistory Sites, Glasgow…



Arthurlie Cross, Barrhead, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on the historic Arthurlie Cross which stands in the open and probably close to its original position when first erected around the 10th century AD.

Read more on Visit Arthurlie Cross, Visit Medieval Scotland…



Duncarnock Fort, Barrhead, Scotland

This morning, I visited Duncarnock Fort which sits atop Duncarnock Hill near Glasgow in S.W. Scotland.

The hill, which is known locally as ‘the Craigie’  rises to a height of 204 metres and as such provides superb views across the local Paisley and Glasgow conurbation to the Campsie Fells (hills) beyond, to the north.

Read more on Visit Duncarnock Fort, Visit Glasgow…