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Glassie, cup-and-ring-marked stone and cup-marked stones north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.6385 / 56°38'18"N

Longitude: -3.8776 / 3°52'39"W

OS Eastings: 284937

OS Northings: 751209

OS Grid: NN849512

Mapcode National: GBR JCS5.JHN

Mapcode Global: WH4LQ.DDRP

Entry Name: Glassie, cup-and-ring-marked stone and cup-marked stones NW of

Scheduled Date: 23 January 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM9511

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Weem

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises three rocks, one with cup-and-ring marks and two with cup-marks.

The rocks are situated on the south-facing slope to the NW of Glassie, in open farmland between 330-340m O.D. The cup-and-ring marked stone comprises a naturally-shaped three-sided area of exposed bedrock, of which two of the sides are decorated with 20 cup marks, and 3 cups with ring marks. The cup-marked stones lie to the W and SW of the cup-and-ring marked stone and both consist of natural rock outcrops. The rock to the W has 10 cup marks, the rock to the SW 8.

Cup-marks are decorative circular depressions carved into standing stones, outcrops of bedrock and boulders, and are sometimes found arranged in patterns with other motifs. They are thought to date principally to the Neolithic and Bronze Age and to have been related to acts of ritual and religious significance.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises 3 distinct areas, each one centred on the individual stone. In each case the area is circular, with a diameter of 10m 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 an understanding of prehistoric ritual practices. Its importance is increased by its proximity to other monuments of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NN 85 SE 3.


Mackay, N. D. (1950) Notes on Unrecorded Stones in the Tay Valley, near Aberfeldy', Proc Soc Antiq Scot, 44, 1947-8, 304-5, P1 LVI a-b.

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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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