Nether Largie Standing Stones
The nominated theme for this weeks challenge was defined as ‘Beginning’…..but just where is the beginning was it at the moment of the Big Bang it may well have been. But if we travel back in time over 5000 years will that do? For it is over 5000 years since man erected these Standing Stones. They are part of a collection of over 350 ancient remains in a 6 miles radius, 150 of which are said to be prehistoric. The location is Kilmartin Glen, Argyll, West Scotland.(see map below). This area would appear to have been of great importance across the Neolithic and Bronze Ages, for some 3000 years a place of ancient celebration, worship and finally burial with Standing Stones, Stone Circles, Chambered Cairns and Burial Cists.
Even in more recent times this area has held a religious significance for countless Christian generations as witnessed by these Ancient Stone Crosses at Kilmartin Church,
a fine collection of carved Grave Stones known as the Poltalloch Stones (circa 1300-1600)
and a further collection of Grave Markers in the Burial Chapel…..
But back to where we began..the beginning and those Stones Circles and Cists and perhaps these twin Stone Circles, one within the other, known as Temple Wood Circles is the best place to close this submission……
© David Oakes 2014