Dun Beag Broch, Struan

I visited Dun Beag Broch on Sunday and loved the spectacular views over loch Bracadale. The broch is an iron structure, which stands on a windswept hill above the village of Struan, Skye. The broch was erected between 2,000 and 2,500 years ago. It originally stood about 13 metres tall. It was used for defence and early warning systems in the form of beacons from attacking invaders. In the early 1900s an excavation discovered medieval and much later coins and other artifacts, showing it had been inhabited for a very long period of time. This is a wonderful place to visit. The only sounds I could hear were; the ravens circling on the thermals above, the wind whistling through the reeds and the occasional sheep.

Dun Beag Broch

The Broch

Standing tall above

the lochs, land, and the people

an ancient beacon

Sue Wood

Thistles growing against the broch wall

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