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Blarnaboard, cup & ring marked rock 250m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Trossachs and Teith, Stirling

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Latitude: 56.1512 / 56°9'4"N

Longitude: -4.3991 / 4°23'56"W

OS Eastings: 251070

OS Northings: 697976

OS Grid: NS510979

Mapcode National: GBR 0T.JFQ8

Mapcode Global: WH3MN.DNF9

Entry Name: Blarnaboard, cup & ring marked rock 250m NE of

Scheduled Date: 17 November 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7004

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cupmarks or cup-and-ring marks and similar rock art

Location: Aberfoyle

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises the remains of a cup and ring marked rock of prehistoric date.

The monument lies on a NE-facing rocky outcrop at around 75m OD. It comprises a group of carvings extending over a distance of about 7m. These take the form of numerous cup-like depressions, some surrounded by concentric rings. Cup and ring mark carvings appear to date principally to the Bronze Age and may have marked areas of ritual and religious significance.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the carvings and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is sub-circular with a maximum diameter of 35m as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of prehistoric ritual practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NS 59 NW 18.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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