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Fascinating piece in the latest 'Current Archaeology' about a Belgian tourist returning to the Inverness Tourist Information Centre (by post!) a stone he'd taken from the Clava Cairns, explaining in a letter that he was doing so after he and his family subsequently experienced a number of misfortunes including him losing his job and breaking his arm, his wife becoming very ill and his daughter breaking her leg. I must confess to being very briefly tempted myself to take one of the stones when I visited six years ago but was restrained both by my own awareness that such desecration would be unforgivable but also by a vague feeling that I might suffer some form of retribution from the spirits of the site. A lesson to us all......

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Posted by ironstone
1st November 2017ce

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