Nether Largie Cairns
August 6, 1997
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© 1997-1999 C.Garner & P.Wright
These cairns are located in the Kilmartin Valley in Argyll county. About a mile south of Kilmartin village.
|Nether Largie North - A fairly large circle with one burial cist. The cist is shown here at the lower left corner. The capstone has cup and ring marks along with some axe carvings.|
|Nether Largie Mid - About 100 feet in diameter with a burial chamber in the center. The chamber has been excavated and is about 12'x8'. Entrance is gained from the top of the chamber. The workmanship inside is outstanding; the walls are very straight and the corners are sharp.|
|Nether Largie South - The oldest burial site in the line is a round cairn constructed in the Neolithic period. The cairn is about 130 feet in diameter with a large central chamber underneath. The chamber is 20 feet by 14 feet. There are entrances to the chamber from the North and South.|