Iron Age Hill Fort

East Lomond Hillfort was probably the chief fortress of the Venicones tribe (a Celtic name meaning ‘the hunting hounds’). It is thought to date from the Iron Age (700BC – AD 500) to the Early Medieval Pictish era (AD500 – c.900AD). The site comprised a summit enclosure, with ramparts and terraces on the N and NE sides. In 2014 an archaeology dig identified the site of Late Prehistoric settlement on the southern side the hill, with evidence of industrial activities.