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Standing Stone / Menhir

<b>Taransay</b>Posted by the wickenImage © the wicken
Nearest Town:Stornoway (52km NE)
OS Ref (GB):   NB013008 / Sheet: 18
Latitude:57° 53' 47.14" N
Longitude:   7° 2' 31.74" W

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This is rather a plesant area to investigate, it is a lot more open than further north. I was reliably informed by one of the locals that the three stones identified on the map for a kind of right angle. Any investigation shows that this is a rather more complex story. The stones have survived rather well plenty of backing stones are visible on the ground around the large stones. One thing that must be remembered is that there were once many more people living in this area than presently, the stones survived that. Posted by the wicken
12th September 2002ce
Edited 12th January 2004ce