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Faisg Air An Oir, standing stone 305m SSW of Clachaig

A Scheduled Monument in Oban South and the Isles, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.4857 / 56°29'8"N

Longitude: -5.9913 / 5°59'28"W

OS Eastings: 154370

OS Northings: 739767

OS Grid: NM543397

Mapcode National: GBR CCLK.VWZ

Mapcode Global: WGZDS.Y75S

Entry Name: Faisg Air An Oir, standing stone 305m SSW of Clachaig

Scheduled Date: 9 June 2015

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM13602

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Torosay

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Oban South and the Isles

Traditional County: Argyllshire


The monument comprises a standing stone of prehistoric date. The stone is located within thick scrub and trees 50m W of the B8035 road from Salen to Kinloch on the Isle of Mull.

The stone, which leans to the ESE, stands to a height of 2.45m and tapers towards a pointed apex. The stone is aligned NNE-SSW at its base, which measures 1.2m by 0.4m.

Standing stones were normally erected in the Neolithic or Bronze Age (third or second millennium BC) and probably relate to ritual activity.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material is expected to survive. It is circular in shape with a diameter of 10m, as marked in red on the accompanying map.

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 1980, visited 1972

Surveyed at 1:2500.Visited by OS (D W R) 4 May 1972

Photographic Bibliography

OS 1972 A77663


RCAHMS (1980 a) The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Argyll: an inventory of the monuments volume 3: Mull, Tiree, Coll and Northern Argyll (excluding the early medieval and later monuments of Iona), Edinburgh, 68, No. 106(2)


Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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