Cairnmount or Sourlie Hill Standing Stones
Irvine, North Ayrshire

Cairnmount or Sourlie Hill Standing Stones, Irvine, North Ayrshire

The standing stones just north of Cairnmount Road in Irvine and not far from Sourlie Wood Nature Reserve run by the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

It's not an ancient site but is in fact a modern construction in about 1987 of stones found in a nearby open-cast coal mine.

These stones effectively mark the closing of the last coal-mine in the land attached to Eglinton Castle after a period of at least 400 years of continuous production.


airnmount or Sourlie Hill Standing Stones, Irvine, North Ayrshire

The stones are on a path which leads from Sourlie roundabout over to Eglinton Park a mile or so away.


airnmount or Sourlie Hill Standing Stones, Irvine, North Ayrshire

Looking westwards with Arran hidden in the mist on the horizon.

The hollowed-out area in the middle foreground is where the open-cast mine was once located.

Irvine beach park and harbour are on the left horizon and the industrial areas around Stevenston are on the right.






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