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Standing Stone / Menhir

Nearest Town:Tobermory (36km ENE)
OS Ref (GB):   NM152533 / Sheet: 46
Latitude:56° 35' 5.64" N
Longitude:   6° 38' 21.05" W

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We sat out after dinner for Breacacha, the family seat of the Laird of Col, accompanied by the young laird [...]. It is called Breacacha, or the Spotted Field, because in the summer it is enamelled with clover and daisies, as young Col told me. We passed by a place where there is a very large stone, I may call it a rock: -- 'a vast weight for Ajax'. The tradition is, that a giant threw such another stone at his mistress, up to the top of a hill, at a small distance; and that she in return, threw this mass down to him. It was all in sport.
From 'The Life of Samuel Johnson' by James Boswell, 1791.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
27th February 2009ce