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The Bronze Age

Ritual

Cup Carvings, High Banks

Period:
Bronze Age
Description:

Several groups of cup-and-ring markings occur on an exposure of rock 31m long facing WNW, and running NNE-SSW.

Adjacent outcrops of bedrock have further markings; an isolated cup and two rings; a cupmark surrounded by three very faint rings and some eleven small cups; a cup and two incomplete rings and two single cups, one of which has faint traces of two rings.

 

High Banks is part of a concentration of such markings in the area to the south-east of Kirkcudbright.  These shown here were possibly made about 1600BC.