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Stone Circle


Visited 31.5.12

The weather was again sunny with some white fluffy clouds but windy.
I somehow managed to spend a whole week on the Western Isles without seeing any rain – what are the chances?

It was just as well the weather had been kind or otherwise this would have been a very muddy walk from the road to the circle.

The information board states that this site has never been properly excavated and it is not known if this is a circle or cairn?

There are 5 decent sized standing stone with 1 large fallen stone.
Lots of smaller stones scattered all around.

Nearby there is a line of stones which looks like it may be the remains of some sort of enclosure?

There is also a small fenced off area with a ‘mound’ inside – no idea what this is - a cairn perhaps?

Although this is far from being the best stone circle I have seen this week at least it is another Historic Scotland site to tick off the old list - so I’m happy.
Posted by CARL
5th July 2012ce

Comments (1)

For what it's worth, from the size of the remaining orthostats and cairn material within I agree with Greywether on this.... I took it to be the remains of a chambered cairn. Arguably the uprights are too substantial for a 'dwelling', and also the site is well positioned upon the skyline when viewed from below. Not a consideration with a round house. GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
5th July 2012ce
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