Reblog: From David Maughan Brown in York: A crannog and a clown — COVID2020diary

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

Old School Islands

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.

Image via atlasobscura.com

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.