Footpaths to be removed
From the Stornoway Gazette:
More natural setting for Calanais Stones
SOME of the modern footpaths at the Calanais Standing Stones are to be removed to create a more natural setting and allow visitors to wander more freely.
It is hoped that the move will further improve the enjoyment of visitors to one of the country's most celebrated prehistoric monuments.
The work is timetabled for November and will involve replacing the chipped stone paths with turf.
Stephen Watt, Historic Scotland district architect, said: "We believe that visitors will prefer a more natural setting for the stones and a greater sense of freedom to wander among them.
"The path from the visitor centre to the site will remain in place for easy access and the grass around the stones will be kept short."
The Calanais Standing Stones date from around 3,000 BC and are an important attraction for the Isle of Lewis.
Posted by baza
24th September 2008ce
Edited 24th September 2008ce