View from the north east (Scale 1m).
|Scotland Islay Argyll & Isles NR 38946 46069 Lat 55.637896 Long -6.14985651|
Plan of Achnancarranan stone row (Source: survey by Sandy Gerrard at 1:100).
|Type: Single||Length: 7.5m|
|No. of stones: 3||Size of stones: Only large|
|Orientation: 0°||Altitude: 30m|
|Upper end: –||Lower end: –|
|Straight (Yes or No) :||Sea View: Yes|
|Context: Chambered cairn and standing stones|
|Public Access: Yes|
|Land Status: –|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: No|
Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretion of this row.
View from the south west (Scale 1m). Views to the north are restricted by rocky outcrops.
View from north west (Scale 1m). Two sea triangles are visible between the stones.
View from the north (Scale 1m).
View from north east with a seascape beyond (Scale 1m).
View from south east (Scale 1m).
View from the south (Scale 1m).
A visit to this row can be combined with a trip around the Lagavulin Distillery. Parking is available at NR 40348 45757. From here follow the track north and then west to NR 39370 46232. Turn left and follow the track to stone row. Other standing stones can be visited enroute.
Burl, A., 1993, From Carnac to Callanish – The prehistoric rows and avenues of Britain, Ireland and Brittany, Yale University Press, New York and London, pg. 223.
Ruggles, C.L.N., 1999, Astronomy in prehistoric Britain and Ireland, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 197.
Shennan, S., 1914, ‘Notes on certain standing stones in Argyllshire’, Proc Soc Antiq Scot, vol. 48, 1913-14. Pgs. 404-7.