Copyright: George Currie
|Scotland||Isle of Barra||Western Isles||NL 68913 99019|
|Lat 56.963459 Long -7.449722|
Plan of Brevig stones. Upright stone shown dark grey, the recumbent yellow and smaller stones light grey. (Source: survey by Sandy Gerrard at 1:100)
|Type: Pair||Length: 6m|
|No. of stones: 2||Size of stones: Only large|
|Orientation: 130°||Altitude: 81m|
|Upper end: –||Lower end: –|
|Straight (Yes or No) : N/A||Sea View: Yes|
|Public Access: Yes|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes|
Category: Not. The third stone described in Megalithic Portal is a rock outcrop.
The remaining upright stone stands close to a small building. View from west.
View from the north west (Scale 1m). The recumbent stone is visible behind. The sea views from this site are spectacular.
View from south east (Scale 1m). Broken recumbent stone in the foreground.
The rock outcrop which has been mistaken for a third stone. View from south east.
A third stone a short distance to the north west of the upright slab is unlikely to have formed part of the monument. It is very different in character to the other two stones and the hillside is littered with stones like this. View from north west (Scale 1m).
The upright stone. View from the south (Scale 1m).
There is no safe car parking available nearby. Parking is available at NL 67876 98704 but this involves a long walk along the road to NL 68966 98814. From here it is a short walk up the hill.
Burl, A., 1993, From Carnac to Callanish – The prehistoric rows and avenues of Britain, Ireland and Brittany, Yale University Press, New York and London, pg. 222.