Another day of ideal light yesterday led to some new finds .
A good example of the difference the light makes can be seen in the first pic which was of a marked surface found a few years ago ,I could make out the markings at the time but they wouldn't show up in the pics .
The next two pics are of the same surface in yesterday's better conditions .
New find from yesterday. If it hadn't been for ideal lighting conditions I doubt it may well have gone unnoticed .
The last pic shows the overall surface after a bit of clearing but even then it's difficult to make out much . The light and water did manage to bring out some of the very worn motifs and cups .
Craig Hill (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Fieldnotes
The rock art is a new find from a couple of weeks ago The stone setting , possibly remains of a hut circle or ring cairn , would have been noted by whoever cleared the heather from either side of the new track allowing access to the new Denny -Beauly super pylons . A good practice not always followed elsewhere .
Recent excavation has discovered that what was originally considered to have been a hut circle or roundhouse is at least a ring cairn , but a gap in the bank/platform is the right size and orientation for a recumbent , complete with sockets either side of the gap suggestive of a setting for flankers .