NS4380 : Possible cairn on the Hill of Standing Stones

taken 9 years ago, near to Blairquhomrie, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Possible cairn on the Hill of Standing Stones
Possible cairn on the Hill of Standing Stones
See NS4380 : Remains of a cairn on the Hill of Standing Stones for a description of the remains of an ancient cairn, located close to the modern one that marks the summit of the Hill of Standing Stones. Only a few metres from that ancient cairn is another mound, which is shown in the foreground of this photograph. On a later occasion, I took a picture of it in better lighting conditions: NS4380 : Possible cairn on the Hill of Standing Stones.

This is the mound that is described in Canmore LinkExternal link as being of small diameter and having "no distinguishable features, thus precluding certain identification as a cairn", so the mound should be considered merely a possible cairn.

Part of Loch Lomond is visible in the background. A small dark rounded peak on the near side of the Loch, and situated more or less centrally in the background, is NS4385 : The Dumpling (Duncryne Hill).
The Hill of Standing Stones
Some consider the hill to be named after a large cairn that formerly covered a nearby cist (see LinkExternal link for details), but I believe that the name refers instead to march stones that stood here, and which are probably now to be found in the summit cairn. A planning application for a 10-turbine wind farm centred on the hill was rejected in October 2013. An old drove road LinkExternal link passed over the hill; one of its cattle stance markers LinkExternal link is still there.
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Date Taken
Friday, 30 May, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 14 March, 2009
Geographical Context
Uplands  Historic sites and artefacts 
Place (from Tags)
Hill of Standing Stones 
Category
Cairn   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4366 8046 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:59.4929N 4:30.4799W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4366 8045
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Cairn  Archaeology 

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