Sunset at MacLeod's Stone on the west coast of Harris. Across the Sound of Taransay is Ceapabhal (Toe Head) and part of Transay itself. On the left, up on the hill, is Talla na Mara, where I held my exhibition "The Wonder of Harris" in July.
MacLeod’s Stone is more than 3 metres tall and stands on a small hill at the north end of the beautiful Traigh Iar beach on the west coast of the Isle of Harris, overlooking the small island of Taransay.
Erected more than 4,500 years ago, its purpose is now unclear but it may have been part of a calendrical system or it may just have been a navigational aid to guide boats into the bay.
It was later named after the local clan chief and was possibly a rallying point for the clan.
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