Historic Scotland

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Open year-round.

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Overview

Discover some rare and unusual carvings on the capstone within this 4,000-year-old burial monument.

Nether Largie North Cairn is one of five large burial cairns that form a ‘linear cemetery’ along Kilmartin Glen. Like the others, it is a large round cairn, dating to around 5,000–3,500 years ago.

Study of its central cist revealed a fascinating discovery on its capstone – about 40 cup and ring marks, and pecked carvings of two axe-heads. Could this be re-use of an even older standing stone?