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There are also several interesting archaeological remains on the island including a 30 foot-diameter broch at Vaul Bay, with walls 12 feet thick and, in the west at Kilkenneth, the ruins of Chapel of Saint Kenneth, one of Saint Columba's followers.

ISLE OF SKYE On the lochside at Kensaleyre on the NW coast of the Trotternish peninsula are some prehistoric stones whose origin is a mystery.

At Ardura you can take a track down to Lochbuie, home of the Mac Laines and site of Moy Castle and a Bronze Age stone circle.

Robert Pollock has produced an excellent guide with diagrams covering the stone circle and also a standing stone.

ISLE OF JURA There are several standing stones scattered about the east coast of Jura.

A Neolithic burial cairn can be found south of Strone farm.

In 1993 I visited the two groups of small white boulders which lie to the right of the path, then further down on the left several beautifully mysterious tall, red stones.

ISLE OF ISLAY Robert Pollock has produced an excellent guide covering the stone circle 6km north of Portnahaven (in the SW of the island).Robert Pollock has produced a guide with diagrams covering some of these stones.Further on near Calgary (13 miles west of Tobermory), there's the Cillchriosd standing stone.On the so-called Big Isle there are two main ruins (a chapel dedicated to Saint Finlaggan and a service building), plus the remains of over 20 buildings one of which was a great hall. Robert Pollock has a guide with diagrams covering a standing stone at Finlaggan near the Visitors' Centre.Ten crannogs (ancient loch dwellings) on Islay have been surveyed by Mark Holley.Legend says that there were once 3 stones which were used to support cauldrons of venison stew for the Fiennes (mystical giants who threw stones). Dun Bharpa is a large well-preserved Neolithic chambered burial cairn 2.5 km south of the road between Craigston and Grean (map grid reference NF 671019).Before the turn to Grean and Cleit, on a low hill close to the road, are the well-preserved remains of an Iron Age broch called Dun Chuidhir or Cuier (map grid reference NF 664034).Around the village many prehistoric and medieval monuments can be found including burial cairns, stone circles and cup-and-ring engravings.An interactive map of all the local archaeological sites is provided on the Kilmartin House web site. is a NC Engineering Corporation (License # F-1317) as well as a Mechanical Contractor (License M102151), Heating Group 1 Class I, Heating Group 2, Heating Group 3- Class I and Plumbing Class I (License #20378). ISLE OF ARRAN On the west coast of the island, the Machrie Moor standing stones are well worth a visit.

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