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Dun Olavat

Stone Fort / Dun

<b>Dun Olavat</b>Posted by drewbhoyImage © drew/A/B
Also known as:
  • Eilean Olabhat
  • Eilean Domhnuill A' Spionnaidh

Nearest Town:Uig (66km E)
OS Ref (GB):   NF7469675332 / Sheet: 18
Latitude:57° 39' 0.73" N
Longitude:   7° 27' 16.05" W

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Artificial islands in Scotland date back to 3700BC, scientists discover

Mysterious man-made islets found in lochs on Scotland’s remote Outer Hebridean islands may be thousands of years older than previously realised, a study has revealed.

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10th September 2019ce

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By the time we reached Olavat the weather had taken a turn for the worse, it wasn't raining but the clouds were getting lower and lower. Like Scolpaig the tracks leading to Olavat had been flooded in the previous two days, earlier we had been warned against walking to the site if the weather closed in. For a change I did as I was told.

More of a crannog than a dun, perhaps more of a settlement than a dun. One thing for certain the original assertion that this site was Iron Age was miles out as discoveries date back to Neolithic times. The causeway is also in very good condition. Aerial pics in the Canmore page are brilliant.

From Scolpaig simply head east on the A865 and take the next minor road north.

Visited 24/7/2019.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
17th October 2019ce
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Once again, superb aerial photos, superb excavation notes.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
10th September 2019ce