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    Help to Identify this Cairn

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    Alchad

    Join date : 2010-03-21

    Help to Identify this Cairn

    Post  Alchad on Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:23 am

    Hi,

    I found this site while googling for information on Scottish cairns. Hope you'll excuse the question, but could anyone please identify the location of the cairn in the photo below. I took it on a holiday to Scotland nearly 20 years ago and I'm trying to catalogue the photos before my mind goes completely! Also attach a photo of the local village if that helps.

    Many thanks

    Alchad



    http://i61.servimg.com/u/f61/15/01/37/75/495_la11.jpg

    http://i61.servimg.com/u/f61/15/01/37/75/493_la12.jpg
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    mikki

    Join date : 2009-01-29
    Age : 25
    Location : West Yorkshire

    Re: Help to Identify this Cairn

    Post  mikki on Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:39 am

    Hi There Alchad & welcome to the Forum.

    In relation to the images you posted, is there any chance you remember whether it was on the west or east coast of Scotland? Highland or Lowland? any minor bits of detail my be of help to identify it.

    Mikki

    Alchad

    Join date : 2010-03-21

    Re: Help to Identify this Cairn

    Post  Alchad on Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:16 am

    Hi Mikki,

    I'm pretty sure it was on the east coast, my recollection was that I stayed near Loch Lomand the first night and then meandered up to John O'Grouts. I suspect this was an overnight stop somewhere between the two - which doesn't narrow it down very much I'm afraid!

    Regards

    Alchad
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    Paulus

    Join date : 2009-08-20
    Location : Yorkshire

    Re: Help to Identify this Cairn

    Post  Paulus on Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:56 am

    Hi Al -

    George got there first! I assume you've seen his reply, here:

    http://www.megalithic.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=Forum&file=viewforum&forum=1

    Cheers - Paul

    Alchad

    Join date : 2010-03-21

    Re: Help to Identify this Cairn

    Post  Alchad on Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:03 am

    Paul,

    No I hadn't until I saw yours.

    Jigsaw of trip nearly completed!

    Thanks

    Alchad
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    Sunbright57

    Join date : 2011-02-10
    Age : 60
    Location : Nelson - the one in Lancashire sorry to say!

    Help to Identify this cairn

    Post  Sunbright57 on Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:09 am

    Yes Andy B and his team at Meg Portal can usually find these unknown sites, I know them well. study

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