Category Archives: Skye

Dun Osdale, Dunvegan, Skye

Broch:  OS Grid Reference – NG 24162 46424 Also Known as: Canmore ID 10832 Getting Here From the A863 Dunvegan road, a mile south of the village turn onto the B884 road at Lonmore, making sure you veer right after a few hundred … Continue reading

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Beinn na Caillich, Broadford, Skye

Chambered Cairn:  OS Grid Reference – NG 6291 2377 Getting Here From Broadford town, head northwest outta town up the A87 for a mile, turning left and stopping by the electricity station just 100 yards along.  Follow the line of … Continue reading

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Beinn na Cailleach, Kylerhea, Skye

Sacred Mountain:  OS Grid Reference – NG 770 229 Also Known as: Beinn na Caillich Getting Here As you drive down the A87 road towards Broadford from the Kyle, just before Breakish there’s a small road on the left that … Continue reading

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Temple of Anaitis, Lusta, Waternish, Skye

‘Stone Circle’: OS Grid Reference – NG 2725 5273 Also Known as: Annait Temple of Annait Getting Here Otta Swire (1961) told how to find this place, thus: “The Waternish road turns off to the north at Fairy Bridge, whence … Continue reading

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Weeping Stone, Fladaigh Chuain, Skye

Legendary Rock: OS Grid Reference – NG 3638 8091 Getting Here Unless you’ve got your own boat, forget it!  This one’s miles out on the isolated uninhabited island of Fladda-chuain about 5 miles off the northwest tip from Duntulm, Trotternish.  … Continue reading

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Raven’s Stone, Elgol, Strathaird, Skye

Standing Stone (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NG 520 144 Folklore This once-famous standing stone appears to have gone.  It was described in Otta Swire’s (1961:230) superb book on the folklore of Skye, where she wrote: “Overlooking Elgol is Bidein … Continue reading

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Kilmarie, Kirkibost, Strathaird, Skye

Stone Circle (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NG 552  172 Also Known as: Cille Mhaire Folklore Omitted from Burl’s (2000) magnum opus, the great Scottish folklorists Otta Swire (1961) is the singular reference to the forgotten stone circle that once … Continue reading

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Na Clachan Bhreige, Kirkibost, Strathaird, Skye

Stone Circle:  OS Grid Reference –  NG 5432 1768 Also known as: The False Stones Na Clachan Breitheach Strathaird Circle Getting Here Way off from seemingly anywhere this one – on the southern foothills of the great Cuillins, by the … Continue reading

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Beinn na Cailleach, Broadford, Skye

Sacred Mountain:  OS Grid Reference – NG 601 232 Getting Here Seems rather daft giving directions for a mountain, but… For incomers, cross the bridge onto the island and keep on the A87 road to Broadford.  A couple of mile … Continue reading

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