Benbecula, Nunton, 'the Mermaid's Grave'
Stone (Period Unassigned)
- Council Western Isles
- Parish South Uist
- Former Region Western Isles Islands Area
- Former District Western Isles
- Former County Inverness-shire
NF75SE 22 7610 5345
A field reconnaissance of the dunes fringing Culla Bay, undertaken by a correspondent at the request of the Keeper of Mollusca at the National Museum of Scotland (NMS), led to the discovery of an isolated stone within a wind-eroded hollow upon the crest of the dunes.
The possibility existed that this could mark the site of the grave of a mermaid, reportedly buried thereabouts cAD 1820-1830.
A brief examination of the stone's character did not support the hypothesis that it had been set-up as a grave-marker.
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