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  • Mull Historical & Archaeological Society | Cup-marked Rocks
    called the Druids Field About 110 m west from the foot of the dip are two rocks with 5 cm deep cup markings on their smooth western faces whilst level with the ground are stones which might have been the foundations of prehistoric structures Cup and ring stone markings all over Europe have been dated from 3 500 to 1 000 i e a spread across the Neolithic and Bronze

    Original URL path: http://www.mull-historical-society.co.uk/history/the-stone-age/cup-marked-rocks/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Mull Historical & Archaeological Society | Neolithic Chambered Cairn
    the small bay of Port Donain there is a Clyde type chambered cairn measuring 32 m in length by 11 m in maximum breadth Although it has been severely robbed the remains of a chamber and of a facade are visible at the north east end while those of a cist can be seen at the south west end Possible kerb stones are visible on the south east side and at the south west end The portal stones and one stone of the concave facade remain in situ and another stone has fallen the east portal stone has been broken in two the stone lying in front of the portal being the upper portion The west portal stone still stands to a height of 1 4 m and measures 0 9 m by 0 4 m at its base The chamber aligned north east and south west has measured about 3 4 m by 0 9 m internally the two slabs of the south east side and the end slab still survive but the north west side has been completely destroyed The small cist at the south west end of the cairn measures about 0 6 m by 0 4

    Original URL path: http://www.mull-historical-society.co.uk/history/the-stone-age/neolithic-chambered-cairn/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Mull Historical & Archaeological Society | Cists, Cairns & Barrows
    292 Sites where there are recorded finds but no visible remains Ardalanish NM c 380 188 Gribun NM 44 33 Quinish NM 415 538 Salen NM 570 431 Torosay Castle NM c 729 35130 Sites only known by local tradition Baile Meadhonach NM c 652 413 Fidden NM 30 21 Killichronan NM 544 413 546 412 Human remains without a cist were found at Kinlochspelve NM 657 260 A cairn is a man made pile or stack of stones The word cairn comes from the Scottish Gaelic càrn plural càirn Cairns are found all over the world They vary in size from small stone markers to entire artificial hills and in complexity from loose conical rock piles to delicately balanced sculptures and elaborate feats of megalithic engineering In modern times cairns are often erected as landmarks a use they have had since ancient times Since prehistory they have also been built as sepulchral monuments or used for defensive hunting ceremonial astronomical and other purposes Although only one chambered cairn Neolithic at Port Donian has been identified on Mull there are many Bronze age cairns and they are still being discovered and recorded though few have been scientifically excavated The following is alist the cairns on Mull with grid references Click on highlights for more information and check back for updates Achnacraig NM 467 473 Aintuim NM 435 508 Ardnacross NM 542 491 545 496 550 502 550 500 Blar Buidhe Iona NM 284 243 Bunessan NM 390 220 Burgh NM 427 264 428 264 Caliach Point NM 348 542 Carn Mor NM 398 489 Cluas Lagain NM 646 251 Fanmore NM 421 441 Gruline NM 547 393 546 393 Inch Kenneth NM 442 358 Killichronan NM 550 413 Kilninian NM 394 454 Knock NM 541 391 Knockvologan NM 308 203

    Original URL path: http://www.mull-historical-society.co.uk/history/the-bronze-age/cists-cairns-barrows/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Mull Historical & Archaeological Society | Standing Stones & Stone Circles
    for further information as the Society has an ongoing updating programme Achaban House NM 313 233 Ardalanish NM 378 188 Ardnacross NM 542 491 Baliscate NM 499 541 Barr Leathan NM 726 342 Catchean exact location not known Cillchriosd NM 377 534 Cragaig Ulva NM 402 390 Dervaig NM 435 531 439 520 438 516 Dishig NM 496 357 Druim Fan NM391 196 Frachadil NM 384 523 Glengorm NM 434 571 Gruline NM 545 396 543 397 Killichronan NM 540 419 Lag NM 362 535 Lochbuie stone circle NM 617 251 Lochbuie standing stones NM 617 250 616 250 616 254 M ingary NM 413 552 Poit na h I NM 325 221 Rossal NM 544 293 Scallastle NM 699 382 Scoor NM 419 189 Suie NM 371 219 Taoslin NM 397 223 Tenga NM 504 463 Tirghoil NM 353 224 Tostarie NM 391 456 Uluvalt NM 547 299 Ulva NM 425 392 Uisken NM 392 197 Dr Robert Pollock of Otaga University in New Zealand has published a web site called Stones of Wonder In his words this is a Web guidebook to prehistoric monuments in Scotland dating to the Neolithic or the Bronze Age which have orientations to

    Original URL path: http://www.mull-historical-society.co.uk/history/the-bronze-age/standing-stones-2/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Mull Historical & Archaeological Society | Sir Lachlan Macquarie
    31ST JANUARY 1761 AND DIED AT LONDON ON THE 1ST JULY 1824 THE FATHER OF AUSTRALIA In their biography of Macquarie Harry Dillon and Peter Butler add the following valediction in respect of the last line of the inscription This is an apt title for a man whose unique contribution to Australia s development deserves the highest recognition Macqaurie From Colony to Country Random House Australia 2010 Macquarie was not

    Original URL path: http://www.mull-historical-society.co.uk/famous-visitors/sir-lachlan-mcquarie/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Mull Historical & Archaeological Society | Felix Mendelssohn
    and his friend Karl Klingermann visited to Scotland They made their way via Edinburgh and the Highlands to Fort William and Oban then on to Tobermory Their visit to Staffa and Fingal s Cave was marred by bad weather but in spite of seasickness Mendelssohn began to compose the opening bars of The Hebrides Overture Felix sent a postcard to his family with the opening phrase of the overture written

    Original URL path: http://www.mull-historical-society.co.uk/famous-visitors/felix-mendelssohn/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Mull Historical & Archaeological Society | Dr Who
    a programme in the series Who do You Think You Are was shown on television in which David Tennant researched his family history David discovered that his great grandfather Donald McLeod was born on Mull in 1819 He was probably an agricultural labourer who lived and worked in the Calgary area at Inivea Inivea is a substantial settlement with wonderful views overlooking Calgary bay and out towards the Treshnish Islands

    Original URL path: http://www.mull-historical-society.co.uk/famous-visitors/dr-who/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Mull Historical & Archaeological Society | Robert Louis Stevenson
    fictional island of Aros another Mull location the setting of his short story The Merry Men on the island The Isle of Erraid off the coast of the Ross of Mull is one of the locations featured in Stevenson s novel Kidnapped first published in the magazine Young Folks in 1886 Davie Balfour Stevenson s hero was marooned for a while on the island having been shipwrecked on the Torran Rocks which lie to the south He says in Kidnapped chapter 14 A sea bred boy would not have stayed a day on Earraid which is only what they call a tidal islet and except in the bottom of the neaps can be entered and left twice in every twenty four hours either dry shod or at the most by wading Even I who had the tide going out and in before me in the bay and even watched for the ebbs the better to get my shellfish even I I say if I had sat down to think instead of raging at my fate must have soon guessed the secret and got free It was no wonder the fishers had not understood me The wonder was rather that they had ever guessed my pitiful illusion and taken the trouble to come back I had starved with cold and hunger on that island for close upon one hundred hours But for the fishers I might have left my bones there in pure folly And even as it was I had paid for it pretty dear not only in past sufferings but in my present case being clothed like a beggar man scarce able to walk and in great pain of my sore throat Stevenson also includes a description of the island It was still the roughest kind of walking indeed

    Original URL path: http://www.mull-historical-society.co.uk/famous-visitors/robert-louis-stevenson/ (2016-02-17)
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