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Broch of Mousa, Shetland Islands The construction of Alban “brochs” as early as 100 BC and all the other substantial archeological data available such as Cladh Chiaran in Ardnamurchan, Skara Brae in Orkney, Bosta House in Lewis and Machrie Moor Stone Circle in Arran, clearly show a society no less advanced and considerably more successful against the Romans than the Britons were. Brochs were round stone towers with an internal diameter of between twenty-five and forty feet.

Scattered all over Dwirion are ancient, simple towers, relics of the so-called Eldren, the first peoples of the Two Kingdoms.

Glenelg, Dun Troddan and Dun Telve Broch, North & Grampian.  These two brochs are beautifully preserved standing more than 10m tall. Striking.

Glenelg, Dun Troddan and Dun Telve Broch, North & Grampian. These two brochs are beautifully preserved standing more than tall.

The Norse Mill at Shawbost, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, is a reconstruction of an Iron Age corn mill that once existed on the site

The Norse Mill at Shawbost, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, is a reconstruction of an Iron Age corn mill that once existed on the site Scotland

Caisteal Grugaig Broch stands on a hill called Faire an Duine (The Watchplace of the Tower) and commands views across the narrows joining Loch Alsh and Loch Duich, and up Loch Long. It's most notable feature is a massive triangular lintel.

Pictish footsteps

Caisteal Grugaig Broch stands on a hill called Faire an Duine (The Watchplace of the Tower) and commands views across the narrows joining Loch Alsh and Loch Duich, and up Loch Long. It's most notable feature is a massive triangular lintel.

SAround 5000 years old, Scara Brae represents pre-Celtic Scotland and is one of the best preserved Mesolithic villages in Scotland.

Around 5000 years old, Scara Brae on Orkney mainland represents pre-Celtic Scotland and is one of the best preserved Mesolithic villages in Scotland.

One of the best known prehistoric archaeological sites in Scotland, Jarlshof in Shetland -the remains of this site date from 2500 BC up to the 17th century AD. Photo by Pigalle on Flickr.

One of the best known prehistoric archaeological sites in Scotland, Jarlshof in Shetland -the remains of this site date from 2500 BC up to the century AD. Late Neolithic house remains mark the.

Interior of Clickimin Broch, Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland (J. Demetrescu 2010)

Interior of Clickimin Broch, Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland (J.

Iron Age' Picts and their spoken language | A Corner of Tenth ...

‘Iron Age’ Picts and their spoken language

The Broch of Gurness (also known as Aikerness Broch) on Orkney sits beside Eynhallow Sound with views across to the island of Rousay.

Broch of Gurness/Aikerness Broch - Orkney, Scotland

Cairnpapple Hill is one of the most important prehistoric sites in mainland Scotland. It was used from about 3,000 BC to 1400 BC firstly as a ceremonial site then several centuries later as a burial site. From the summit of Cairnpapple Hill we can enjoy stunning views over central Scotland, and as far as Goat Fell, on Arran, on a good day. Midway between Edinburgh & Glasgow

Cairnpapple Hill is one of the most important prehistoric sites in mainland Scotland. It was used from about BC to 1400 BC firstly as a ceremonial site then several centuries later as a burial site. From the summit of Cairnpapple Hill we can enjoy s

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