Scalasaig Standing Stones
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The long axis of the stones appears to be aligned east to west. It was once believed the stones were part of a stone circle, though there appears to be no evidence to support this theory. Indeed, a recent (1984) survey concluded that the smaller of the stones may be a natural feature and not erected by humans.
To reach the stones, take the track opposite the Colonsay Hotel in Scalasaig, on the south side of the B8086. The track climbs a small rise, then turns right to parallel the road for a few metres before turning south towards Milbuie. You will see the larger of the stones immediately to the right of the track after roughly 400 metres.
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About Scalasaig Standing Stones
Address: Scalasaig, Isle of Colonsay, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: Take the track past the church opposite Colonsay Hotel. The stones are few hundred yards along, to your right.
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Lord Colonsay Monument - 0.3 miles (Historic Building)
Scalasaig Parish Church - 0.3 miles (Historic Church)
Buaile Riabhach Stone Circle - 0.4 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Dun Eibhinn Fort - 0.4 miles (Castle)
The Macfie Stone - 1.4 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Fingal's Limpet Hammers - 1.5 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Cille Chattan - 1.7 miles (Historic Church)
Colonsay House Gardens - 1.9 miles (Garden)
Nearest Accommodation to Scalasaig Standing Stones:
Nearby accommodation is calculated 'as the crow flies' from Scalasaig Standing Stones. 'Nearest' may involve a long drive up and down glens or, if you are near the coast, may include a ferry ride! Please check the property map to make sure the location is right for you.