Region : Strathclyde Home
Island : Arran Map
Town or village : Blackwaterfoot List
Grid Reference : NR 900 326 Glossary
Period : 3rd-2nd millennium BC Bibliography
Moss Farm Road
(Machrie Moor X)

Moss Farm Road image

This complex ring-cairn, 21.8m in diameter, lies along the farm track leading to the Machrie Moor stone circles (Isle of Arran).
It was enclosed in a perfect circle of sandstone slabs (only five of them remain). The circle was surrounded by a bank of small granite stones. Within the kerb was the cairn of heavy boulders, capped with small angular pieces of red sandstone.
The site is similar to the kerbed cairn (stone circle) of Auchagallon, about 2km to the north.
The site was partially excavated by Aubrey Burl in 1979.
In care of Historic Scotland