Also known as Tayvallich; listed in CANMORE as Barnashalg
Barnashaig is at the west side of the Knapdale Peninsula near Tayvallich, between Loch Sween and the Sound of Jura.
In a very pretty valley a quarter of a mile away from another megalith at Upper Fernoch and across a small loch (Loch Dun Calltuinn) from the hill-top fortification of Dun Calltuinn, stands this splendid twelve-foot tall megalith. It is roughly rhomboid in cross section and decorated with four or five cup-marks.
1/16 View to the north in infra red.
2/16 IR view to the south.
3/16 IR view to the northeast.
4/16 A closer view to the north. Using infra red film again.
5/16 Another view to the south using IR.
6/16 A view to the east. IR again.
7/16 The south face of the monolith. The compass at the bottom centre of the picture indicates north up and slightly right. A cup mark can be seen about one quarter of the way up the stone at the right-hand edge.
8/16 A closer view of the deep cup mark.
9/16 Looking northwest with a 5'9" yardstick. The remains of Dun Calltuinn stand on the hill just over the yardstick's right shoulder.
10/16 Looking east across the valley.
11/16 Looking north.
12/16 Looking southwest. The standing stone at Upper Fernoch is just a little way over the rise.
13/16 Looking west.
14/16 Looking south.
15/16 Looking north.
16/16 Looking northeast in the direction of Tayvallich.