The stones of Calanais is an iconic image that might well spring to mind when we think of the prehistoric history of Scotland. Twenty miles or so to the North of monument lies the remains of another circle.
There’s not much of it left. In fact, there’s only one stone left. Locals have made good use of these handily sized pieces of blue stone in the construction of walls and buildings, however, the good news is that the one remaining stone is – at 18-19 ft – reputed to be among the tallest in the land.
At circa 5000 years old, it goes back to a time known as the Neolithic, a time when communities had settled down and became farmers, growing crops and domesticating animals, as opposed to nomadic seasonal migration.