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Glen Roy Mass Rock, Scottish Highlands

The following information is taken from


NN28SE5 2952 8467

About 6' E of the road leading up Glen Roy, is a rock c. 1' high and 2' square. The figure of a communion cup is incised on the W face.


Local informants state that this is a communion table used by the Roman Catholic population after the Jacobite Rebellions when the people of Glen Roy were made homeless by persecutions carried out by the Duke of Cumberland.

Visited by OS (J Skipworth) 23 June 1966.

Stone (NAT)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1971).

This is a squarish-shaped stone with a level top known locally as the 'Mass Stone'. It is cemented into the ground and measures 55 cms by 60 cms and is about 40 cms high.


A communion cup and host inscribed on its W face were inscribed about a hundred years ago in commemoration of its former use (Information from Ts of 'Glen Roy', Anon, undated).

Visited by OS (J M) 30 August 1974.

'Monument' scheduled as Incised stone, 190m NW of Cranachan Bridge.

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 25 October 2001.


The Mass Rock is easily accessible at the roadside.

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