Standing Stones

The Standing Stones of the Isle of Mull are unique to the Western Isles, and indeed the rest of Scotland, in that they are often arranged in the form of a small row of between three and five stones.

Following are details on some of the better known Standing Stones.

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Maol Mor

The Maol Mor linear setting of four standing stones can be found in a clearing in forestry on the level top of the broad ridge of Maol Mor, and immediately to the South of the isolated rocky summit. READ MORE

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Dervaig Cemetery

There are three stones in Dervaig's newer cemetery, aligned approximately NNW-SSE, the most northern of which is now included in the dry stone wall. It is suggested that these stones are not being treated as well as their kin just up the hill at Cnoc Fada! READ MORE

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Quinish

The Quinish stones are a row of four stones only one of which now remains upright. The standing stone is 9'2" high. Close by are 2 fallen stones with an almost concealed fourth pillar. Reports suggest there was a fifth stone, now gone. READ MORE

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Lochbuie Stone Circle

This is a beautifully situated and well preserved stone circle located near the shores of Loch Buie and overlooked by Ben Buie. The circle was originally nine granite stones, set in a ring about 12 metres in diameter, with the tallest stone being about two metres high. READ MORE

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Kilmore

The Kilmore or Cnoc Fada Standing Stones can be found in a clearing in trees at the South end of Cnoc Fada, just 230m North-west of the road from Dervaig to Tobermory. There is a small car park at the top of the hill. READ MORE