South of Oban and north of Lochgilphead on a peninsula barely attached to the western mainland is Kilmartin Glen, an area in Argyll that has one of the most important concentrations of Neolithic and Bronze Age remains in Scotland. In a ten mile area, one finds almost 400

Achnabrech Cup and Ring Carvings

monuments, with 150 of them being prehistoric. Standing stones, a henge, numerous cists, and a cemetery comprising five burial cairns makeup one of the richest collections of neolithic, Bronze, and Iron age remains anywhere in Britain. Throughout the glen, one finds “cup and ring” carvings, the purpose of which is unknown.The remains of Dunaad, the main seat and fortress of the Kingdom of Dal Riata, is located to the south of the glen, and the tower house at Carnasserie is located to the north.