Scheduled monuments in Stirling

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A scheduled monument in Scotland is a nationally important archaeological site or monument which is given legal protection by being placed on a list (or "schedule") maintained by Historic Environment Scotland. The aim of scheduling is to preserve the country's most significant sites and monuments as far as possible in the form in which they have been inherited. [1]

The process of scheduling is governed by the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979, which aims "to make provision for the investigation, preservation and recording of matters of archaeological or historical interest". The term "scheduled monument" can apply to the whole range of archaeological sites which have been deliberately constructed by human activity but are not always visible above ground. They range from prehistoric standing stones and burial sites, through Roman remains and medieval structures such as castles and monasteries, to later structures such as industrial sites and buildings constructed for the World Wars . Some buildings or structures which were both scheduled and listed have had their listing designations removed to reduce the duplication.

In 2017 there were 8238 scheduled monuments in Scotland

Notable Scheduled Monuments in Stirling[edit]

Name Location Description Ref No Image
Killin Stone Circle Kinnell Park, Killin Later Neolithic or Bronze Age stone circle SM1557 [1] Stone circle near Kinnell house - - 1210724.jpg
Castle Law (Dumyat) Logie Prehistoric Fort on summit SM2182 [2]
Mugdock Castle, Milgavie Strathblane Roofless tower SM2805 [3] Mugdock5.jpg
Sir John de Graham's Castle St Ninians Remains of small castle SM4276 [4] Sir John de Grahams Castle remains (geograph 1863556).jpg
Doune Castle Kilmadock 14th-century castle SM12765 [5] Scotland-2016-Aerial-Doune Castle (and Castle keeper's cottage).jpg
Cambuskenneth Abbey Stirling Remains of 12th-century Arrouaisian monastery SM90055 [6] Cambuskenneth Abbey.jpg
Inchmahome Priory Port of Menteith Remains of 13th-century Augustinian priory SM90169 [7] Inchmahome Priory - 2 - 06052008.jpg
Stirling Castle Stirling Royal castle complex SM90291 [8] Stirling Castle 19900912.jpg

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  1. ^ "What is scheduling?". Historic Environment Scotland. Retrieved 2 September 2017.