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Cairns in the Kilmartin Valley

All pictures copyright © 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 Martin McCarthy


Dunchraigaig One of the two visible burial cists in the Dunchraigaig cairn in the Kilmartin Valley, Argyll.
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Nether Largie North Nether Largie North, looking north-east towards the village of Kilmartin.
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Nether Largie North The cup-marked capstone of the cist in Nether Largie North
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Composite picture of Nether Largie Mid cairn.
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External view of Nether Largie South.
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The burial chamber of Nether Largie South cairn in the Kilmartin in the Kilmartin Valley, Argyll.
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The burial chamber of Nether Largie South cairn in the Kilmartin in the Kilmartin Valley, Argyll.
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Carvings of axe-heads on the end-slab of a cist in the Ri Cruin cairn.
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The Kilmartin Valley, Argyll, contains a remarkable number of features from prehistoric times. These include burial cairns. Five cairns: Glebe Cairn, Nether Largie North, Nether Largie Mid, Nether Largie South and Ri Cruin are set in a line running SSW from the village of Kilmartin. There was at least one other cairn in this line, but this has been robbed of all its stone.

A short distance from this line of cairns is the seperate cairn of Dunchraigaig.

Other Cairns in the Area

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