Tir Artair (01), Killin, Perthshire

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NN 59063 34807

Also Known as:

  1. Canmore ID 289905

Getting Here

Single cup-marked stone
Single cup-marked stone

Take the A827 road out of Killin to Fearnan and Kenmore.  A mile or so out, go past the entrance to the Finlarig Power Station for another 2-300 yards, keeping your eyes peeled for the small track on your right.  Go down here.   100 yards down the track bends, then another 50 yards it bends again. Just here there’s a small clump of trees, right by the bend.  You’re looking for the large flat rock therein!

Archaeology & History

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Close-up of the cup-marking

Although listed by the lads at Canmore, I can find no previous literary reference to this stone — which is a simple thing to be honest: probably of little value to anyone who aint a petroglyph fanatic!  The large flat rock has a single large cup-marking on its northern edge, 3 inches across and nearly an inch deep.  If you’re gonna visit here, you may as well check out the standing stone further down, in the trees on your right.

© Paul Bennett, The Northern Antiquarian

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