Cultoon Stone Circle

Cultoon Stone Circle lies in moorland to the west of the road which links Portnahaven with Kilchiaran in the west of the Rhinns of Islay, a quarter-mile (0.4 km) southwest of Cultoon. Only three of a total of fifteen stones are upright. These are arranged in an oval and the tallest stone is 2m (6½ feet) in height. The site was excavated in 1974-75 and it was determined that while holes had been dug for the remaining stones, these were never erected. Having evidence of an incomplete prehistoric structure is unusual. Radiocarbon dates of charcoal reveal the site was active around 1055 BC.

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