A solitary standing stone atop a hillock or small mound overlooking The Strand at the southern tip of Colonsay. From the mound there are superb views across to Oronsay, and eastward to Jura and Islay. Colonsay, Garvard, Isle of Colonsay, Strathclyde, Scotland
In a small clearing on the wooded hillside above Whiting Bay stands a two-chambered long cairn, surrounded by tall trees. The cairn is of the Clyde group, and is in a poor state, with turf covering part of the remains. The cairn is a jumble of rock and partially destroyed barrow, so it can be a bit awkward trying to make sense of the site. Glenashdale, Whiting Bay, Strathclyde, Scotland
Remains of a fortified farmstead built in the 1st or 2nd century. The dun was reoccupied by the 9th century and again in the late 12th century. You can still see remains of a double staircase built into the thickness of the dun wall. B842, Saddell, Kintyre, Strathclyde, Scotland, PA28 6QR
Kilpatrick is an intriguing site, a complex of ancient structures variously described as a dun, or fort, and a cashel associated with a monastery founded by St Brandon (a cashel is a circular enclosure bounded by a drystone wall, though the term is often used to describe an early Celtic religious site). Arran, Blackwaterfoot, Arran, Strathclyde, Scotland
The only stone circle on Mull, composed of nine stones with several outlying standing stones. The circle is about 12 metres in diameter, and the largest stone is two metres high. The location near the foot of Ben Buie is spectacular. Lochbuie, Isle of Mull, Strathclyde, England, PA62 6AA
Think of Machrie Moor as a collection of prehistoric monuments rather than a stone circle, and you will be closer to the mark. The remains of up to 10 Bronze Age circles, hut circles, standing stones, and cairns are clustered in close groupings around the moor, to form one of the most important sites of its kind in all of Britain. The stones were erected over a long period of time, and cannot be considered as a single, cohesive monument. Machrie, Arran, Arran, Strathclyde, Scotland
Maclean's Cross is a finely carved 15th-century cross standing beside the ancient 'street of the dead' near Iona Abbey. The cross stands at the place where the processional path crosses a path leading from St Ronan’s Port, the current boat landing. Iona, Iona, Isle of Mull, Strathclyde, Scotland
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