Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Some Dun!

Two of our regular readers, David & Margaret Gartside, first drew attention to the fortress on Dun, St Kilda, featured in yesterday's blog. They had been impressed by the detail and illustrations through Canmore. It was from this source that they came across the above photograph of the wall which illustrates the size and intricacy of its construction. The builders of the fort were allegedly the Fir Bolg, translated as 'the men who bulged, swollen with battle fury', and who were, in pseudo-history, among Ireland's founders. The image below shows how the name of 'The Dragon's Tail' was suitably applied to this configuration of land on the part of the archipelago stretching from Hirta to Dun.

Scottish Islands Explorer - tries to bring land to life

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