Copyright: Tom Bullock. Original available at Megalithic Portal.

A single stone row measuring 5.7m long, including three large orthostats situated on a south east facing terrace in a small forest clearing. Only the central stone (2.27m high) is upright and a slab adjacent to the fallen southern stone may represent the remnants of a cist. The northern stone probably fell northward and the southern stone probably collapsed southward. The row is orientated NNE to SSW.


Scotland     Jura     Argyll & Isles     NR 51844 64820     Lat 55.812689   Long -5.9623978

Map showing the location of Sannaig stone row.

Plan of the Sannaig stone row (Source: survey at 1:100 by Sandy Gerrard).


Type: Single Length: 5.7m
No. of stones: 3 Size of stones: Only large
Orientation: 30° Altitude: 62m
Upper end: Possible Cist Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: Yes
Context:  –
Notes: This row has been mutilated

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status: –
Scheduled Ancient Monument: No


Category: Plausible. This is clearly an example of a short stone row composed of at least three closely spaced large slabs. Rows of this form are common in Argyll and Isles.


The stone alignment at Sannaig. (Rideout, E.H., 1932, 148).


This stone row is of Type S2. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.


View from above and south (Scale 1m).

View from above and north east (Scale 1m).

View from south with possible cist capstone in the foreground (Scale 1m).

View from north (Scale 1m).

View from north east (Scale 1m).

View from west (Scale 1m).

Access Information

Car parking is available at NR 50672 64747. From here follow the forest track to NR 51986 64770. Enter the forest and walk uphill until you reach the small clearing containing the stones. Access from the north is likely to be hampered or prevented by the deer fence. Whilst no ticks were encountered during the visit it would be wise to take particular care when visiting this row.

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Modern Antiquarian     Canmore     Society of Antiquaries Scotland

Other References

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.

Rideout, E. H., 1932, ‘Standing stones and other antiquities in Jura’, Proc Soc Antiq Scot, vol. 66, 1931-2. Pg. 148 illust.

Ruggles, C.L.N., 1999, Astronomy in prehistoric Britain and Ireland, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 197.


VISITED:- 20th August 2017

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 4th February 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 15th March 2019

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