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Druim Dubh

Stone Circle

<b>Druim Dubh</b>Posted by salsImage © sals
Also known as:
  • Halfway Garage

Nearest Town:Stornoway (5km NE)
OS Ref (GB):   NB382305 / Sheet: 8
Latitude:58° 11' 8.08" N
Longitude:   6° 27' 16.49" W

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Visited 1.6.12

My last day on the Western Isles before catching the ferry from Stornoway to Ullapool. It is fair to say that I leave Lewis with a heavy heart but I am comforted in the fact that I have more adventures to come.

On the way to Stornoway I can make one last site visit - Druim Dubh.

I am afraid to report that the Halfway garage is now closed, boarded up and starting to fall into disrepair. There is a lot of litter about. It does however still provide a good marker in order to spot the stone circle.

The remaining stones have all fallen and are all about 1 metre in length. The stones occupy a slight rise. Pity they aren't re-errected.

If you are ever heading to Stornoway (as you do) this ruined circle is well worth a quick look.
Posted by CARL
5th July 2012ce

Visited 6th August 2004: This is an easy site to find thanks to the Halfway Garage. My visit was extremely brief because we were pressed for time, but to be honest there isn't a great deal of ambience to be soaked up here. Kammer Posted by Kammer
6th July 2005ce
Edited 6th July 2005ce

An elipse (28m x 21m) comprising 16 stones, all fallen and with seven visible in the peat cutting.

Great views all round although apparently no significant connections with the hills to the S associated with Callanish.

Visited 2 August 2004
greywether Posted by greywether
14th August 2004ce

A fallen stone circle opposite the "Halfway Garage" on the A859 south of Stornoway. It was discovered by Margaret Curtis, who spotted it from a bus window, apparently! sals Posted by sals
22nd July 2002ce


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In Issue 147 (page 98) of Current Archaeology (published 1996), there's an article describing the discovery of Druim Dubh. This is the taster:
A new stone circle has been discovered at Druim Dubh on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. . Local archaeologist Margaret Curtis describes how she discovered the circle while travelling to Stornoway on the bus to do her shopping, and scanning the countryside: and there it was, a fallen stone circle sitting in peat cutting, beside the road!
A terribly constructed paragraph, but it serves it's purpose.
Kammer Posted by Kammer
6th July 2005ce
Edited 6th July 2005ce


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Ancient Sites Directory: Druim Dubh

A photo and description of the site, and a brief account of how it was discovered.
Kammer Posted by Kammer
6th July 2005ce