While gardening around the main house at Ederline I came across some undiscovered cup and ring marks. The Kilmartin Museum which is only a few miles from the cottages have now registered them and guests staying on the estate are more than welcome to come into the garden and have a look.
These curious carvings were created and used by early farming communities in the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age, between around 6000 and 4000 years ago. Argyll and Bute has one of the highest density of findings which many can be found and explained in Kilmartin Museum and Glen. Although the carvings are widespread, we know very little about their original purpose, and they remain one of the most intriguing aspects of our past.