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Badyo (Cup Marked Stone)

Not much better , but slightly clearer than original pics from first discovery a decade ago . Not from the period but the cross incised stone is three hundred metres away .

Lurgan (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art)

Most photogenic , despite poor light ,of some new finds from last week .64 cups .

Glen Tarken (Cup Marked Stone)

Slightly clearer view of find from 2009 and the most photogenic (eventually ) of three new finds from yesterday .

High Nunton (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art)

A previously unrecorded marked rock , pics don't do justice to the markings . Must return in good winter light to get a clearer image .

Galtway (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art)

Two previously unrecorded cup and single rings sites from the field immediately to the north of Galtway Hill .

Townhead (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art)

A new find from a couple of weeks ago . It was only when I got home that I realised that it hadn't been recorded (Surprising as it is not that far from the farm and relatively obvious ), hence the duff pics .Didn't spend too much time getting good pics or recording .
If anyone is in the area I can give give directions & 10 figure grid ref and hopefully they can get some pics to give the markings justice .

Corrody Burn (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art)

New find from yesterday , a couple of miles into the hills from previously mentioned marked rock at NN 97877 37061 .

Craig Hill (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art)

Three new finds from today , not particularly photogenic but it brings the total for Strath Urlar up to 102 .

Jock's Cairn (Cairn(s))

Margaret Stewart associated this cairn with other upland cairns in Perthshire e.g. Strathgroy and even suggested it had a peristalth . Can't see the resemblance myself , the others are much bigger and in the case of Strathgroy the peristalth is obvious . Nothing like it here .

An Torr

A good example of the difference light makes in seeing motifs .I'd had a look at an old pic from four years ago and thought there might be a couple of rings .Almost ideal conditions yesterday ,when the mist cleared , confirmed that there were two arcs ,not rings .

Camperdown Park (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art)

I must have passed this gate house on the Liff brae hundreds of times as a kid .
Not the first time that rock art has been incorporated into a building , a more common feature in Perthshire .

Glen Derby (Carving)

Found just over eight years ago grid ref approx , grooves 10cms long x 4mm deep .

Tulliemet (Carving)

Found about six yeras ago , didn't take grid ref so only approximate

Craig Hill (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art)

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 .

Blackhills (Stone Circle)

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 .

Drumcharry (Cup Marked Stone)

One of three previously unrecorded marked rocks found yesterday . Light not ideal but you get a rough idea.I'm sure that the stone is not in situ and has been dumped here , probably from a fairly recent development at the bottom of the hill .

Black Burn (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art)

Three previously unrecorded panels found yesterday ,all under heather . I've included a "before" pic of the largest , prior to heather removal .

Benachally (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork)

A hut circle and two of the previously recorded marked rocks around the loch .

Ardtulichan (Cup Marked Stone)

A new find from a few days ago bringing the total of marked rocks on this terrace above the River Garry to eight .Views are towards Ben Vrackie , Beinn a Ghlo and Beinn Dearg .

Sheep Hill (Hillfort)

http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/43388/details/sheep+hill/

Possibly a bit late period wise for inclusion here , but the site was close to some major cup and ring markings which were removed in connection with the quarry in the pic . The same fate looks likely for the hillfort .
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