Scots Roots

MacLeod’s Stone (Clach MhicLeoid), Isle of Harris
January 22, 2015, 12:46 pm
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MacLeod’s Stone 1MacLeod’s Stone is more than 3 metres tall and stands on a small hill at the north end of the beautiful Traigh Iar beach on the west coast of the Isle of Harris, overlooking the small island of Taransay.

Erected more than 4,500 years ago, its purpose is now unclear but it may have been part of a calendrical system or it may just have been a navigational aid to guide boats into the bay.

It was later named after the local clan chief and was possibly a rallying point for the clan.

MacLeod’s Stone 2

More pictures are available at Ancient Scotland.

Copyright © Scots Roots Research 2015


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