While we were on the Isle of Lismore on holiday in May 2016, I found these standing stones at the side of the minor road to Achinduin and Achadun Castle. I have tried to find some information about them, but they are not mark on a map and it is possible that they are just some kind of rocks used as boundary markers. They are not small, ranging about 1.5 to 2 metres in height. I just found their shapes really interesting and it was just strange to come across them all of a sudden by the road edge. Any ideas are welcome 🙂
16 Replies to “Standing Stones – Isle of Lismore, Scotland”
Being along the fence, your idea of property markers sounds reasonable. They are interesting rocks! 🙂
I was thinking although they might not be standing stones, they could still be prehistoric ….. bits left over from the ice age 🙂
Good chance it’s even older! Although it’s really rough, not worn smooth. But that would be affected by the hardness of the rock. If it’s very hard it would take a very long time wear down. Ages and ages! 🙂
Yes, they do have some strange rocks there, the dog stone, my rock castle, its like big rock garden 🙂
I’d go nuts with all that rock! I really love it. Most of what we have here in northern Illinois is gravel left behind when the glaciers melted. Although you can find some interesting stones in a gravel pile, It takes some hunting. 🙂
Oh you would disappear for weeks in this part of the world, you trip over them most of the time 🙂
Maybe a local would know? Neat rocks
I’m hoping someone will tell us haha 🙂
Mile markers (assuming they were spread out in such a distance)?
Now that could be a very good idea, I will have to check when I go back and see how far apart etc, thank you 🙂
I can’t immediately find these either, Lynne. I will keep an eye open and let you know if I come across any info. Great find!
Its really strange that they are just along the road, there must be a reason, they are big stones…..but then there are some odd shape stones around that area 🙂
Yes – one of them (the tallest) certainly doesn’t look naturally placed! It might be worth sending the pics to the RCAHMS. They’re not on their database, as far as I could see.
I’m just wondering if there are anymore, I wasn’t really looking for standing stones and also wasn’t quite with it. We are going back next year so I will have another look and if you get there before me you can look 🙂 Jo I hate to say it but what is RCAHMS 🙂
Oh, sorry Lynne! It is the Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historical Monuments of Scotland. They have a database of sites called ‘Canmore’ and it is searchable, with interactive maps. https://canmore.org.uk/ If you go to ‘Contact’ at the bottom and then ‘General Enquiry Form’, you could send an enquiry about the stones and attach a pic if you like. I have done this myself with things I’ve found, and they have been helpful, although you may have to wait a while for a reply. Worth a try! 🙂
Thanks Jo, I will have a look, it sounds really interesting….problem is I have come late to the stones, but better late than never 🙂