Join Tina & Basil Wolfrhine on a fantastic journey through time, from the Clava Cairns - Balnuaran of Clava near Inverness through the standing stones to the Nether Largie Standing Stones in Kilmartin Glen.

They followed the call of the Celtic drums from the present day 2019 AD directly into the bronze age of 3000 BC.

 

CLAVA CAIRNS - BALNUARAN OF CLAVA

Tina an Basil Wolfrhine visited the ancient Clava Cairns, a group of Bronze Age cairns and standing stones, a set within the Balnuaran of Clava, a beautiful wooded area near Inverness.

The layout of the cairns suggests a link with the midwinter sun, which sets in the south west. The tallest stone faces in this direction. Aligning stones with the rising and setting of the sun was an important practice in ancient Scotland.

This spectacular site of Scottish history has become vastly more popular since the recent release of the Outlander books. The Clava Cairns are said to have inspired the fictitious Craigh na Dun standing stones, which send the main character, Claire, back in time.

After the exploring of three cairns and stone circles, including a kerb ring cairn, Tina and Basil left thankful an amulet, for the next generations!

Gaby and Alex joined the tour and took loads of amazing photos.

 

NETHER LARGIE STANDING STONES IN KILMARTIN GLEN

Tina & Basil Wolfrhrine visited in a farm field just south of Kilmartin village in Glen Kilmartin, Scotland a mistical grouping of 5 large standing stones, named Nether Largie Standing Stones.. The stones are arranged to form a letter X, and are located along the line of the famous linear cemetery of burial cairns that run down the floor of the glen.

There are obvious cupmarks on several of the stones, but it is the central stone that is most heavily decorated with carvings, with very clear cup and ringmarks. This central stone is almost 3 metres high, and is surrounded by a number of smaller stones like satellites orbiting a planet. 

Gaby and Alex joined the tour and took loads of amazing photos.