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Cairnbaan Cup-and-Ring Markings

July 22, 1999
Near Cairnbaan, Argyll
Map Ref: NR 839 910
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On a hill above the Cairnbaan Inn there are several rock outcroppings with cup-and-ring markings. A group of them are enclosed within a metal rail fence and another is a ways west of the enclosure.

Within the enclosure are several individual outcroppings with numerous markings. The photos on this page are from the largest rock-sheet which has nearly 100 different markings.


Right: Large rock-sheet
Bottom Left: Large rock-sheet
Bottom Right: Detail of large rock-sheet

This sheet is particularly interesting in that some of the rings enclose more than one cup. Also several cups have grooves radiating out from them.