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Lewis and Harris

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Achmore Stone Circle
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Aird Sleitenish Stone Circle
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Airigh Mhaoldonuich Standing Stone / Menhir
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Airigh nam Bidearan Stone Row / Alignment
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Airigh Na Beinne Bige Stone Circle
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Airigh Na Beinn Bige Cairns Cairn(s)
Allt An-T-Sniomh Chambered Cairn
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Ballantrushall Stone Circle
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Barraglom Cup Marked Stone
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Benside
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Bernera Bridge Circle Stone Circle
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Borve Burial Cairn Cairn(s)
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Borve Chamber Cairn Chambered Cairn
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Bostadh Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Breasclete Chambered Cairn
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Caisteal Mhic Creacail Chambered Cairn
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Callanish Standing Stones
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Carnan a'Ghrodhair Souterrain
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Carn An MacAskill Cairn(s)
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Carn A' Mharc Chambered Cairn
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Ceann Hulavig Stone Circle
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Clachan a Chaluim Standing Stones
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Clach an Trushal Standing Stone / Menhir
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Clach an Tursa Standing Stone / Menhir
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Clach Bioreach Standing Stone / Menhir
Clach Ghlas Standing Stone / Menhir
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Clach Na Greine Standing Stone / Menhir
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Clach Stein Standing Stones
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Clach Stein Standing Stone / Menhir
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Clach Stei Lin Stone Circle
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Cliacabhaigh Standing Stone / Menhir
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Cùl a'Chleit Standing Stones
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Cnoc Ceann a'Gharraidh Stone Circle
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Cnoc Fillibhear Bheag Stone Circle
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Cnoc Nan Dursainean Chambered Cairn
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Cnoc Na Croich Chambered Tomb
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Cnoc Sgeir na h-Uidhe Standing Stone / Menhir
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Coire na Feinne Chambered Cairn
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Druim Dubh Stone Circle
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Druim nam Bidearan Standing Stones
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Dunan Chambered Cairn
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Dun Barraglom Broch
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Dun Bharabhat Stone Fort / Dun
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Dun Bharclin Stone Fort / Dun
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Dun Boraigeo Stone Fort / Dun
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Dun Borranish Stone Fort / Dun
Dun Borve Broch
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Dun Borve Stone Fort / Dun
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Dun Carloway Broch
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Dun Cromor Stone Fort / Dun
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Dun Innisgall Stone Fort / Dun
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Dun Loch an Duin Stone Fort / Dun
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Dun Stuaidh Promontory Fort
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Fang Circle Stone Circle
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Great Bernera Broch
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H141 - Horgabost Stone Setting
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Horgabost Standing Stone / Menhir
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Iarsiadar Standing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Kyle's Cairn Cairn(s)
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Loch An Duin Stone Fort / Dun
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Loch an Duin (Scalpay) Stone Fort / Dun
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Loch an Dun Stone Fort / Dun
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Loch an Duna Broch
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Loch An Dunain Stone Fort / Dun
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Loch Bhalairiop Crannog
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The Macleod Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Na Dromannan Stone Circle
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Olcote Kerbed Cairn
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Priests Glen
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Rodelpark Stone Fort / Dun
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Rodel R141 Promontory Fort
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Rubha Charnain Cup Marked Stone
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S64, Scarista Burial Chamber
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S70, Scarista Burial Chamber
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Scarista - S56 Stone Row / Alignment
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Sgarasta Standing Stone / Menhir
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Shawbost Promontory Fort
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Sleeping Beauty
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Steinacleit Stone Circle
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Stonefield Standing Stone / Menhir
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Stone 10
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Taransay Standing Stone / Menhir
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Toe Head Broch
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Traigh Bostadh Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Traigh Na Berie Broch
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Cleiteir Standing Stones Standing Stones
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Cnoc Dubh
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Roghadal Stone Circle
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Sildinis Kerbed Cairn

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Dig uncovers human life on Scots isle 3,000 years earlier than thought

Items found during an archaeological dig near Stornoway have revealed people lived there thousands of years earlier than previously thought.

More info :

https://news.stv.tv/highlands-islands/archaelogical-dig-project-in-stornoway-reveals-humans-lived-there-3000-years-earlier-than-thought
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
20th June 2022ce

Diver finds 5,500 year old cup in Loch.


https://www.pressreader.com/uk/the-herald-1130/20200622/281762746514403

Also here.

https://www.northern-times.co... continues...
Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
24th June 2020ce

Housebuilder uncovers Iron Age chamber on Lewis


A 2,000-year-old underground chamber has been uncovered during work to build a house on the Isle of Lewis.

The Iron Age souterrain was revealed during the digging of the foundations for the property in Ness.

Local archaeologists, husband and wife team Chris and Rachel Barrowman, are recording the souterrain... continues...
moss Posted by moss
19th February 2018ce

Archaeology worth £4m to Western Isles' economy

Standing stones that are 5,000 years old are helping to boost the Western Isles economy by £4m a year, according to a new report.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-41498458
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
5th October 2017ce

Iron Age Burial Gives Insights Into Ancient Islanders

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-38920311
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
10th February 2017ce

Contentious £200m Lewis windfarm takes step forward


environmental survey for site on outskirts of Stornoway lodged with Scottish Government


Plans to build a controversial £200million windfarm on the outskirts of Stornoway have moved forward... continues...
moss Posted by moss
24th September 2010ce

Prehistoric discovery may delay Lewis development


A Neolithic cairn discovered on Lewis could force a controversial wind-farm plan to be redrawn... continues...
baza Posted by baza
4th August 2006ce
Edited 17th July 2017ce

Council backs huge wind farm plan


"Plans to build the largest onshore wind farm in Europe have been approved by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council).
An application by Lewis Wind Power for a 209 turbine wind farm in North Lewis, costing £400m, was passed by 19 votes to eight on Wednesday evening.

It was approved despite more than 4,000 objections... continues...
baza Posted by baza
1st July 2005ce

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An Account of some Remains of Antiquity In the Island of Lewis, one of the Hebrides. In a letter from Colin M'Kenzie, Esq to John M'Kenzie, Esq;

From Archaeologica Scotica: transactions of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
Volume 1 (1792)
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
21st August 2006ce

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The Macleod Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Folklore

A local farming family set up this huge standing stone, probably over 5,000 years ago. For the people who erected it, this stone represented their links with the land and their ancestors. They wouldn't have been known as MacLeods – that is a much more recent association.

The standing stone gave out a clear message: this land is well-used, it is ours and has been for generations. This was a rich land when Clach Mhic Leòid was erected in the prehistoric Neolithic period. The landscape was one of small-scale agriculture and open woodland. Any rough grazing or peat was confined to the high hills, and even the sea was some distance away.

Tradition sometimes associates standing stones with burials but archaeologists rarely, if ever, find contemporary evidence of burials at the base of single stones. It wasn't until around 4,500 to 3,800 years ago, in the later Neolithic and early Bronze Age, that individual burials became common-place.

Nevertheless, it is possible that Clach Mhic Leòid continued to be important to the local people, even as times and beliefs changed. There are a number of large stones showing through the turf close to this magnificent slab. Was the area eventually used as a place of burial? Without archaeological investigation we will never know. Nevertheless, the medieval naming of the stone, Mhic Leòid, reflects valued links with the distant past.

The MacLeods of Harris and Dunvegan were the clan chiefs who held Harris from the 13th or 14th centuries until the late 1700s. Perhaps the clan name was given to this standing stone to link the MacLeods to long-departed ancestors, real or imaginary, and thereby emphasise their right to power over the land and the people.

By Jill Harden
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
3rd August 2022ce

Loch an Duna (Broch) — Links

Canmore ID 4187


Loch an Duna Broch on Canmore
Posted by markj99
29th June 2022ce

Loch an Duna (Broch) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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24th June 2022ce

Callanish (Standing Stones) — News

Report of damage at the Cnoc An Tursa


Via Facebook, report and images of damage (presumably fire) at the Cnoc An Tursa. :-(

https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=386260970177129&set=pcb.386261190177107
1speed Posted by 1speed
19th April 2022ce

Margaret Curtis obituary


Megalith enthusiast who did much to further understanding of the Calanais stone circle and other ancient sites of the Isle of Lewis

Mike Pitts

When Julian Cope, the musician and antiquary, met Margaret Curtis on the Isle of Lewis in the 1990s, he was impressed. Curtis, who has died aged 80, was a “living legend” and a “psychic queen”, said Cope, who filled him with “a real sense of awe”. He devoted a chapter in his bestselling 1998 book The Modern Antiquarian to her and to Calanais, one of the most extraordinary ancient monuments in Europe.

Near the Atlantic coast in the remote Outer Hebrides, Calanais (pronounced as in the anglicised spelling, Callanish) is a stone circle at the centre of five rows dating from around 3000BC. The tallest of nearly 50 megaliths is over five metres high, and all are made of a distinctive streaked gneiss that glows against stormy skies. Curtis did much to further understanding of this and other overlooked sites on Lewis, becoming the island’s unofficial archaeologist and sharing her enthusiasms with an appreciative visiting public.

She found many more stones under the peat as she walked the moorland, probing with a metal bar. One, at Calanais itself, was re-erected in 1982, and she spotted the broken tip of another in a wall.

Archaeologists sometimes followed up her suggestions. Patrick Ashmore, who led excavations at Calanais for what is now Historic Scotland in the 1980s, praised the fieldwork and record-keeping of Curtis and each of her two husbands. On one occasion, quartz pieces she found when a road near her house was straightened led to the discovery of a bronze age burial cairn.

More: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/apr/07/margaret-curtis-obituary
ryaner Posted by ryaner
7th April 2022ce

Cnoc Nan Dursainean (Chambered Cairn) — Images

<b>Cnoc Nan Dursainean</b>Posted by markj99<b>Cnoc Nan Dursainean</b>Posted by markj99<b>Cnoc Nan Dursainean</b>Posted by markj99 Posted by markj99
4th July 2021ce
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