Crannog on Loch Tay August 5th Normality at last – or as close to normality as one can get in the UK these days. At the micro-level, a week spent with our daughter, her husband and their two daughters at a hired cottage in Kenmore, at the northern end of Loch Tay. A week spent exploring the […]From David Maughan Brown in York: A crannog and a clown — COVID2020diary
Sunday 15th August 2021, 2.10pm (day 3,643) A day spent between walks. Did another dose of museum instead, specifically the ‘Scottish Crannog Centre‘ on Loch Tay. A crannog, it seems, is an Iron Age dwelling built on an artificial island in the loch; there are reckoned to be many of these throughout Scotland and Ireland. […]Keeper of the Crannog — Being 42
Atlas Obscura is always good for travel inspiration of far flung places off the beaten track. Something of interest they highlighted was the artificial islands that can be found in Scotland’s famous lochs.
Artificial islands are generally regarded as a modern invention, but these ones are suspected to be thousands of years old.
Called crannogs, why they were built and what their precise roll was, is a murky mystery that remains to be solved.
Maybe the local under water monster knows.