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Field Visit

Date 2016

Event ID 1023666

Category Recording

Type Field Visit


NS 29599 84566 A prominent boulder marked with cup and rings was surveyed by Lacaille in 1924 when he recorded 57 cups with at least 8 rings. The present survey only detected 35 cups, 3 with single rings, and 2 with the remains of double and triple rings respectively. Modern graffiti was

also recorded. The attrition of the stone is due to weathering and the effects of people walking on its surface. A limited excavation was carried out around the stone and a fractured part of it was returned to its proper position. The society has placed an interpretative panel beside the stone to explain its presence and hopefully to deter any further climbing upon it.

Report: NRHE, WoSAS and on


Sponsors: Luss Estates Company and Foundation Scotland

Sandra Kelly – North Clyde Archaeological Society

(Source: DES, Volume 17)

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