NM8202 : Rosettes at Ormaig rock art site

taken 7 years ago, near to Ardfern, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Rosettes at Ormaig rock art site
Rosettes at Ormaig rock art site
These are the most spectacular of the markings.
Rock carvings at Ormaig, Kilmartin, Argyll and Bute

This site, accessed by walking from the car park at Carnasserie Castle, comprises four sheets of exposed rock decorated by around 200 pecked carvings. The carvings range from simple cups, to cups and rings, to more complex “rosette” patterns incorporating additional cups within the rings. The site has been known and visited for hundreds of years, and scraffiti from 19th century visitors can be seen on the site.
Because of its relative remoteness, the carvings are not fenced off and represent an unusual opportunity for close inspection of one of the best rock art sites in the country.
The carvings are found on a site on the shoulder of Creag Mhor and above the farmhouse at Ormaig. The site lies above the Eas Mor and has extensive views over Loch Craignish to the distant isles of Scarba and Mull. The location now lies within Ormaig Wood, which is managed by Forestry Commission Scotland.
Additional information can be found at the Kilmartin Museum website LinkExternal link and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) LinkExternal link and searching for Canmore ID 22860.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 3 July, 2013   (more nearby)
Thursday, 4 July, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 8222 0268 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:10.0121N 5:30.5584W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NM 8222 0268
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