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Standing Stones (modern)
Irvine, North Ayrshire
Cairnmount or Sourlie Hill Standing Stones, Irvine, North Ayrshire, Scotland

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

This definitely 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.


Cairnmount or Sourlie Hill Standing Stones, Irvine, North Ayrshire, Scotland

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


Cairnmount or Sourlie Hill Standing Stones, Irvine, North Ayrshire, Scotland

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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