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Clach an Trushal

Standing Stone / Menhir


Clach an Trushal might mean 'stone of compassion', or maybe 'stone of gathering'. It's the largest standing stone on Lewis at 5.8m high and allegedly was erected to mark a victory by the Morisons of Ness over their enemies the MacAulays of Uig.

(I probably read this in Mr Grinsell's 'Folklore of Prehistoric Sites in Britain' (1976)).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
12th September 2003ce
Edited 30th June 2007ce

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