Cairnholy 1This is a Clyde-type chambered cairn with an impressive curved façade of eight tall uprights reaching to 3m in height. In front of the entrance there is a closing stone, now fallen. The cairn, measuring 43m x 10m, has been robbed of most of its material. The chamber is built with in an inner and outer compartment, the inner one built as a box, inaccessible from the outer one. The site was excavated in 1949.and among the objects found in the outer compartment were part of an axe of jadeite, a rare green stone imported from the Alps and a leaf-shaped arrowhead. The axe is kept in the Royal Museum of Scotland, in Edinburgh. Some 150m up the lane is another chambered cairn.