Moss Farm Road Stone Circles
Moss Farm Road Stone Circles
Beside the trail that leads to the standing stones on Machrie Moor is this attractive little Bronze Age cairn surrounded by a stone circle. The Moss Farm circle (sometimes known as Machrie Moor 10) is the first prehistoric site you come to on the path to the more famous standing stones further east. It is probably not directly associated with the Machrie Moor stones, but is a totally separate monument, erected at a different time.
The information plaque erected by Historic Scotland puts into words my own question about the site, "Is it a stone circle with a later burial cairn built inside it or is it simply a cairn with a permanent stone kerb?". The stones are rather short and stubby, not the tall, striking stones you will find on Machrie Moor itself.