Torrylin Cairn
Torrylin Cairn
A Neolithic chambered cairn in a fabulous location looking south to the enigmatic peak of Ailsa Craig. There are four chambers at Torrylin, one of over 25 similar cairns on Arran. The cairn appears to align with Ailsa Craig. Coincidence?
The path to the cairn is signposted from the Kilmory post office near the bridge at Lagg. A trail leads 800 metres along a field boundary, beside Torrylin Water, through woodland, and emerges on the cliffs overlooking the shore. On the opposite bank of the burn at least two other cairns are visible.

The cairn originally had a forecourt area defined by tall stones, leading to an inner rectangular chamber divided into four similar compartments. Excavations revealed the remains of 6 adults, a child, and an infant burial. Fragments of flint tools and bits of pottery were also discovered within the chambers.

The remains are rather scanty, but its a lovely walk to the cairn and the location is fabulous.