The three Crosses are Properties in Care of HES, placed into guardianship by Argyll and Bute Council in 1933.
Now, following discussions with stakeholders - including Kilmartin Museum, the new owner of Kilmartin Old Church and Argyll & Bute Council - the plan is to move the artefacts to the Museum to ensure both public access to the Crosses and their long-term protection.
It is proposed that the Kilmartin Cross and the smaller medieval cross will be relocated inside Kilmartin Museum, with the third, larger cross to be relocated at a later date, subject to planning permission being granted. It is thought the Crosses will be installed in their new setting ready for the reopening of the
Kilmartin Museum in 2023.
As the crosses are also protected as scheduled monuments, consent must be granted before the relocation can take place. As part of this process, HES is inviting comments from the public on the application. Comments can be submitted until Thursday 11 August, via the HES portal.