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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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Kilchiaran, Islay, Argyll

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NR 2043 6010 Also Known as: Cill Chiarain Archaeology & History An unusual cup-marked stone — not because it’s found in the grounds of the chapel, but because the design appears carved on a flat … 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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Achnancarranan, Islay, Argyll

Standing Stones:  OS Grid Reference – NR 389 460 Getting Here From Port Ellen take the A846 road east to Laphroaig, and on the far side of the village, past the small forested part on your left, walk up the … Continue reading

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Cultoon, Portnahaven, Islay, Argyll

Stone Circle:  OS Grid Reference – NR 195 569 Also Known as: Cultoun Archaeology & History Following excavation work on this denuded megalithic ring in 1974 and 1975 under the joint auspices of the Islay Historical Works Group (IHWG) and the Hunterian Museum … 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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