Carman Hill Fort
(On Mount Mallow)
Billy Scobie has contributed an article on the hill-fort on Carman Muir, which was discovered by aerial photography in 1954. The database of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland describes it as, “Citadel Fort of Dark Age type C measuring 150 yards in diameter, with stone ramparts, ditches, and sunken approach roads.”
In this article Billy speculates that this may have been the site of the first Christian church in the Vale of Leven.
You can download the article here >
This is a section from an ordnance survey map where the outline of the fort is detailed.
This is the same location shown on Google Earth.
We would welcome any comments or further contributions to this subject. Meanwhile we have provided some links to other resources where this fort is mentioned.
Ancient Hill Fort on Carman Hill
More images of the Fort
Map of site on Google Maps
Information about damage to part of the fort caused by a Royal Wedding bonfire.
Carman Quarry and the Fairy Knowe