The recording of April 2021’s monthly UHI Archaeology Institute research seminar, which took place on April 30.
Faifley, West Dunbartonshire, has one of the richest concentrations of cup-and-ring marks in central Scotland, all on the urban fringe.
The most significant site here is the Cochno Stone, a large sandstone outcrop with hundreds of symbols carved onto it – from the Neolithic rock-art through to 20th century graffiti.
This led to a project called Faifley Rocks! – a collaboration between Knowes Housing Association and the University of Glasgow, with many other local partners and schools becoming involved through time.
In the talk, Dr Kenny Brophy, a senior lecturer in archaeology at Glasgow University, explores the social value of the rock-art to the Faifley community, outlines work done to date and plans for urban regeneration through prehistory.