Funny Scottish Epitaph: Oakfield Chopper

The Lord saw good, I was looping off wood And down fell from the tree. I met with check and broke my neck, And so death lopped off me. Raymond Lamont-Brown: Scottish Epitaphs. Chambers, Edinburgh, 1990

Nether Largie South

Nether Largie South was one of the first monuments in the Kilmartin glen, ancient, holy and mysterious. A sacred place built 5500 years ago. The tomb was a mass grave for the farmers that lived and died here. About a thousand years later the tomb was used again for more burials. This time pots and... Continue Reading →

graveless murder victims

Uig is the southwestern part of the Isle of Lewis. Before the Clearances it was well populated, hardly anything of the settlements is left. Mealasta’s ruins at the end of the road remain unvisited by the tourist crowd. There’s not much to be seen but a few old walls. But these walls tell a story.... Continue Reading →

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