Category Scotland

Photograph Gallery – Argyll and Isles

Higher resolution photographs of the Argyll and Isles stone rows are now available here.  There is one photograph of each site and together they illustrate the considerable variety in the form, character and appearance of stone rows.  This new page provides a rapid visual overview of the rows in this region.

Featured Row – Auldearn

A pair of standing stones forming part of the row. View from north east. A single stone row measuring 76.2m long, including six widely spaced large-sized boulders leading south east from a kerbed cairn with surrounding berm. Originally this row would have had restricted views of the nearby sea. Similar rows to this one can […]

Featured Row – Rinns of Shurdimires on Shetland

The northernmost stone row in Great Britain is a probable single one measuring 16.2m long, including two large-sized orthostats and one medium-sized stone situated on the western side of a rock outcrop. The row is orientated north to south. Three separate sea views are visible from the row and two distinctive promontories are visually linked […]

Featured Row – Groat’s Loch, South

Groat’s Loch, South is a single stone row in Caithness measuring 22m long, including at least 4 small and medium-sized stones situated in a small confined valley on the lower slopes of Warehouse Hill. The row is orientated NNE to SSW. Single rows are unusual in Northern Scotland.  The row forms part of a cluster […]

Featured Row – Achnancarranan

A single stone row on the Isle of Islay measuring 7.5m long, including three large orthostats situated on a south facing terrace with restricted views of the nearby sea. The northern stone measures up to 2.6m high, whilst the southern one is 2.87m tall. The central stone is now recumbent and probably fell eastward. The […]

Argyll and Isles Updated

The page for Argyll and Isles has recently been updated. During the coming weeks it is hoped to update the other regions. Google Map showing the distribution of stone rows in Argyll and Isles.  

Featured Row – Ladystone Farm

A double stone row is recorded in Canmore at Ladystone Farm near Inverness. A visit to the site during the summer revealed that it is not a stone row and instead represents the remains of a field wall.  In places the feature is formed by a rubble bank whilst in others the stones are set […]

Updates: Argyll and Isles

The page looking at the stone rows in Argyll and Isles has recently been updated. There are now plans and photographs of all surviving 29 rows together with a preliminary discussion looking at different aspects of the rows in the region. The stone row at Ballymeanoch. Plan of the Ballymeanoch stone row.

Featured Row – Pitmudie

Pitmudie stone row in Central Scotland includes three closely spaced large slabs.  Only the southern one is still standing. Relatively short stone rows consisting only of large stones is a characteristic of Central Scotland and Argyll and Isles. Plan of Pitmudie stone row. Recumbent stones shown yellow and upright shown black. (Source: survey by Sandy […]

Featured Row – Dyke

Dyke stone row sits beside a busy road just outside the Scottish town of Moffat. It includes three large stones and is 8.7m long. Given its location this is a remarkable survival, if it is indeed prehistoric. It looks prehistoric, but apart from this there is no other evidence to support a prehistoric interpretation. This […]