I was driving by a folly in North Uist. Scolpaig Tower was built on the site of an Iron Age broch by Dr Alexander Macleod in the 1830’s to provide work during a famine.
Pobull Fhinn Stone Circle
A circle of stones awaited me at the end of a little walk, with a gorgeous view over a misty North Uist.
Pobull Fhinn looks over Loch Langass and hiding behind the clouds is Ben Langass.
The circle is composed of at least 48 stones, only one of which is really prominent, and many of which have fallen. The circle is set upon a man-made terrace, made by cutting into the slope of Ben Langass on one side and building up the slope on the other to create a fairly level platform. The circle is actually an oval shape, about 37 metres by 30 metres, with the longer side running east to west. (Britain Express)
Barpa Langass to the south of the Island is a 5,000-year-old burial chamber thought to be the burial place of a Neolithic chieftain. (Isle of North Uist)
The cairn has collapsed and can´t be accessed.
But again, stunning views over North Uist…