Region : Strathclyde Home
District : Ayrshire Map
Town or village : Mauchline List
Grid Reference : NS 511 255 Glossary
Period : 4th-3rd millennium BC Bibliography

Ballochmyle image

This vertical rock-face is much decorated with well preserved cupmarks, cup-and-ring markings and other more unusual motifs such as cups within squares and ringed stars.
The decorations seem to have been done by different carvers. The sandstone rock-face is divided in two principal panels. On the left-hand one there are also three carvings like deer and a Medieval inscription.
It is also carved with the date of 1751, showing that the site was known in the past centuries, then it was forgotten and re-discovered in 1986, when trees in front of the cliff were removed.