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The land around Schiehallion has been inhabited for thousands of years and is used for sheep grazing and red deer stalking to this day.
Up until 200 years ago, people settled on the slopes to tend to their sheep, with remains of sheilings and sheep folds visible along the path to the summit.
Further into the glen to the south, there are larger clusters of settlement ruins along the river, which suggests larger groups of people and animals would gather there in the summer.
There is fascinating archaeological evidence of settlement prior to this too, with cup marked stones and hut circles providing a glimpse into distant times. We do not know the purpose of the cup marked stones and they make for a fun discussion. So far I’ve heard everything from star charts, to land division maps, to simply grinding the stone to extract minerals.
I decided to illustrate the story of land use with an image of a shepherdess and her sheep on the slopes of Schiehallion. I chose to dress her in blue as a subtle nod to the Little Bo Peep nursery rhyme.
If you are able to attend one of the excursions during this exhibition, we will take you on a tour which includes one of the cup marked stones, shielings and a hut circle on the lower levels of Schiehallion.