Argyll and Isles

Uluvalt WP1110322

Uluvalt stone row on the Isle of Mull

The 30 stone alignments in Argyll and Isles are predominantly of the single row type. The exception is Lag which has both single and double elements. Most of the rows consist of only large stones; they are generally relatively short and consist of only three stones.  Indeed the degree of variation compared with other regions is relatively small and this group are also situated at lower altitudes than those in the other regions. The uniform character of the stone alignments in this region is notable as is the fact that all but one of the alignments are not directly associated with cairns, although some do have cairns in their vicinity.

Map showing the location of Argyll and Isles

Map showing the location of Argyll and Isles

Google Map showing the distribution of Argyll and Isles stone alignments. Click on top right symbol to open a larger version. 

Argyll and Isles stone alignments at a glimpse

Simplified plans of the stone rows in Argyll and Isles

No. of alignments 30
Number of single alignments 29
Number of double alignments 1
Number of triple alignments 0
Number of multiple alignments 0
Maximum length 215m
Minimum length 4m
Average length 26m
Longest alignment Ballinaby
Shortest alignment Inveryne and Salachary
Total number of recorded stones 104
Average number of stones in each alignment 3.6
Alignments including small stones 1
Alignments including medium stones 2
Alignments including large stones 30
Average orientation 83°
Average altitude 49m
Highest alignment Salachary (172m)
Lowest alignment Scallastle (4m)
Cairn at the top of alignment 1
Cairn at the bottom of alignment 0
Scheduled alignments 18

A summary of information for the individual stone alignments can be viewed by clicking on the site names below. Further information and commentary will be added in the future.  Whilst it is believed that the existing information is accurate, mistakes inevitably occur and should you spot any your help in improving this resource would be much appreciated. Your help will of course be fully acknowledged. Please use the contact button to get in touch.

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