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Scottish Cups and Rings

Cups and rings over the border

Achnabreac Forest in the Kilmartin Glen in Argyll And Bute, Scotland [GPS: 56°3’38.304″ N 5°26’46.602″ W] has one of the best examples of prehistoric rock art in Scotland. The carvings are around 5,000 years old and spread over three main outcrops.

As at Roughting Linn and Wrangell, the cup and ring marks are extensive: the circular hollows (cups) here may be surrounded by up to 12 rings, with some measuring over 1m in diameter.

I took the photos on this page in June 2022 when visiting the west coast of the Scottish mainland.

cup and ring rock art at Achnabreac Forest
Two large cup and ring marks at Achnabreac Forest
cup and ring rock art at Achnabreac Forest
Several cup and ring marks on a major rock outcrop
cup and ring rock art at Achnabreac Forest
Cup and ring mark with channels
cup and ring rock art at Achnabreac Forest
Petroglyphs at Achnabreac Forest
cup and ring rock art at Achnabreac Forest
Four-ring mark at Achnabreac Forest

Resources

https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/kilmartin-glen-achnabreck-rock-art/

https://forestryandland.gov.scot/visit/achnabreac

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