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… on the North York Moors, or wherever I happen to be.

Carn Liath

Càrn Liath

An Iron Age broch, a hollow dry-stone walled roundhouse between Golspie and Brora1“History.” Historicenvironment.scot, 2021, www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/carn-liath-broch/history/. Accessed 11 May 2021.. Once thought to be purely defensive, the modern thinking now is that brochs were a status symbol, the stately home of their day. They are found throughout northern Scotland and were of considerable height. The tallest one standing today is 13 metres high2Wikipedia Contributors. “Broch.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 3 May 2021, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broch. Accessed 11 May 2021..

Càrn Liath was excavated by the Duke of Sutherland in the 19th-century using poor archaeological techniques such that much potential information was lost. The finds did include quern stones, pottery, bronze plates, a comb, and a silver brooch which are on display in the nearby Dunrobin Castle3From tourist information board. Accessed 11 May 2021..







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