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Sun, 21 Oct 2012

The standing stones of Machrie Moor

Machrie Moor

On the west side of Arran the "Scotland in miniature" island of the Firth of Clyde you might find a gateway, half hidden in high hedges, with a sign indicating the path to Machrie Moor.

Machrie Moor

Machrie Moor

The track winds through the sheep fields and scrubland, and past a small and slightly mediocre fenced-off stone circle.

Machrie Moor

To a little yard of part-ruined stone barns.

Machrie Moor

Machrie Moor

And thence to the great array of neolithic structures, from clumps of squat granite boulder circles to triplets of tall sandstone megaliths.

Machrie Moor

All set in the wide valley of the Machrie Water, around the point where a midsummer sun rises in the centre of the valley's dip on the horizon...

Machrie Moor

Machrie Moor

Machrie Moor

...against the backdrop of Ard Bheinn and the view to the distant Goatfell in the island's mountainous north.

Machrie Moor

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