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16 October 2014

Arnish Lighthouse


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The Standing Stones at Callanish. The world renowned Stone Age site, dug out of the peat at Calanais during the last century. Looking out to the Sleeping Beauty mountain (near Airidh a'Bhruaich in Lochs), and also looking out over Linsiadar, just across the water. I was already aware that there were 2 or 3 other stone circles nearby. Two along the road, just as you come into Callanish from Gearraidh na h-Aibhne / Garynahine. And another one as you go down the Uig road (B8011) from the latter village.

Describe my consternation to discover that there are about 19 associated neolithic sites within about 3 miles. Have a look here.
Posted on Arnish Lighthouse at 22:05

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The blurb alongside one of your excellent photos mentions mentions Callanish Air. Is this a new venture on the West Side. I saw a lot of roadrollers over there back in August. Is there are a runway at Gravir? If this is the case it'll be closer to Ness than Stornoway and a blessing for all at the BUtt

calumannabel from fourpenny port of ness


What an amazing site! There's quite a bit about the standing stones and giants graves on Arran but is by no means complete. Could only find reference to the ones most popular with the tourists

Sunny from Arran


It will be a be a real bad thing if the talked about 133 wind turbines are aproved to be put up along the top of the sleeping beauty. This and callanish together form part of the same neolithiic site assiciated with the southern lunar standstill, which may only happen every 18 yrs but it still happens (this year is a lunar standstill year) lets hope someone see's sense and the massive importance of this site as a whole.

krista from point




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