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Field Visit

Date 9 September 1914

Event ID 1103572

Category Recording

Type Field Visit


Standing Stones (Fir Bhreige), Toroghas.

At an elevation of 230 feet above sea-level, on the southern slope of Toroghas, about 800 yards north of Loch Leac Mhic Gille-bhride, are two standing stones, Fir Bhreige, 39 yards apart in a line running nearly east and west, embedded for more than 3 feet in peat. The stone to the east is a broad monolith showing above the peat a height of 2 feet 4 inches, a breadth of 3 feet 8 inches, and a thickness of 1 foot 3 inches; the other stone, an irregular prism, stands 3 feet 10 inches above the water which has collected in the hollow dug round it, and at the surface of the water is 7 feet 1 inch in girth.

Around the stones the peat assumes a domical formation, 25 feet in diameter and 2 feet above the general surface.

RCAHMS 1928, visited 9 September 1914

OS map: North Uist xxxiv.

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