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Canmore ID 15421 SCRAP ID 2054
Location OS Grid Ref: NH 99950 25950 Team Not in team
Existing Classifications
Classification Period
Date Fieldwork Started 04/02/2019 Date Fieldwork Completed
New Panel? No  


A1. Identifiers

Panel Name LAGGAN HILL Number
Other names
HER/SMR SM Number Other
Classifications And Periods
Classification 1 Natural Feature Period 1 Period Unassigned

A2. Grid Reference(original find site)

OS NGR NH 99950 25950
New OS NGR NH 99950 25950
Lat/Long 57.31311 -3.66263
Obtained By: GPS

A3. Current Location & Provenance

  • At original location
Accession no. Not given

Section B. CONTEXT

B1. Landscape Context

Position in landscape
Topography(terrain within about 500m of panel.)
Aspect of slope (if on sloping terrain e.g. S, SE etc.)

B2. Current land use & vegetation

  • No selection

B3. Forestry

  • No selection

B4. Archaeological Features within 200m / or visible from the panel

  • No selection

B5. Location Notes

This record comprises of several panels, which have been recorded individually elsewhere. These records are as follows: Laggan Hill 1 (A) - Canmore ID 285787; ScRAP ID 2155 Laggan Hill 2 (B) - Canmore ID 285783; ScRAP ID 2404 Laggan Hill 3 (C) - Canmore ID 285784; ScRAP ID 269 Laggan Hill 4 (D) - Canmore ID 285785; ScRAP ID 1061 Laggan Hill 5 (E) - Not located. Laggan Hill 6 (F) - Not located. Laggan Hill 7 (G) - Canmore ID 285786; ScRAP ID 839 Laggan Hill 8 (H) - Canmore ID 285782; ScRAP ID 441

Previous Notes

NH92NE 4 centred 9995 2595. On a hill on the farm of Laggan, is a huge mass of mica schist most earth fast. The top is flattish 12 - 14ft across and contains 53 cup-marks. A Mitchell and J Drummond 1875. On the ridge extending SW from Laggan Hill there are 2 cup marked boulders and 6 rock outcrops with cup-marks. Centred NH 9995 2595 A:- Flat rock outcrop measuring c. 4.5m by c. 2.0m containing at least 30 cup marks. B:- Flat rock outcrop measuring c. 1.5m by c. 1.4m containing at least 4 cup marks. C:- Flat rock outcrop measuring c. 1.4m by c. 1.0m containing at least 5 cups. D:- Flat rock outcrop measuring c. 0.6m by c. 0.3m containing 1 cup mark. E:- Flat rock outcrop measuring c 1.6m by c. 0.7m containing 2 cup marks. NH 9995 2585 F:- Flat rock outcrop measuring c. 1.3m by c. 0.7m containing at least 20 cup marks. NH 9993 2607 G:- A boulder measuring c. 2.8m in length, c. 2.0m in width and c. 1.6m high. The E face of the boulder is flat and contains at least 43 cup marks. This may be the stone mentioned by Mitchell and Drummond (1875). NH 9994 2640 H:- A boulder measuring c. 1.9m in length, c. 1.3m in width and c. 0.4m high. The top is flat and contains 9 cup marks. Surveyed at 1/2500 Visited by OS (RL) 16 September 1966. The Ordnance Survey noted eight instances of cupmarkings, two on boulders and six on outcrops, on a spur that projects from the S side of Laggan Hill. However, the records of these sites, particularly information relating to their exact locations, are incomplete, and only four of the six examples found by RCAHMS on the date of visit could be matched with those examples noted by the OS. Visited by RCAHMS (AG, GB), 12 October 2006.

Large outcrop with over 100 cupmarks on 8 individual slabs/exposed surfaces. Information from the ARCH Community Timeline course, 2011

Section C. PANEL

C1. Panel Type

C2. Panel Dimensions, Slope & Orientation

Dimensions of panel (m to one decimal place)
Length (longer axis) Width
Height (max) Height (min)
Approximate slope of carved surface
degrees degrees
Orientation (Aspect e.g. NW)
Rock Surface Carved Surface Carved Surface

C3. Rock Surface

Surface Compactness No selection Grain Size No selection Visible Anomalies No selection Rock Type No selection

C4. Surface Features

  • No selection

C5. Panel Notes

No notes added

C6. Probability

The probability that there is any rock art on the panel is not mentioned


No comments added


Visible Tool Marks? No

Visible Peck Marks? No


D1. Access

  • No selection

D2. Awareness

  • No selection
There are stories or folk traditions associated with this panel No

D3. Risk

  • No selection
  • No selection
Comments and other potential threats

No comments added