On the Road with Paul & Wendy – Week 4 – Clannish Stones

This week Paul John Roach & Wendy Vann Roach are in the town of Stornoway in the Isle of Lewis, Scotland.

Stornoway is a town on the Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides (also known as the Western Isles) of Scotland. The town’s population is around 8,000, making it by far the largest town in the Hebrides, with a third of the population of the civil parish of Stornoway, which includes various nearby villages and has a population of approximately 12,000.

The Callanish Stones (or “Callanish I”, Clachan Chalanais or Tursachan Chalanais in Scottish Gaelic) are an arrangement of standing stones placed in a cruciform pattern with a central stone circle. They were erected in the late Neolithic era, and were a focus for ritual activity during the Bronze Age. They are near the village of Callanish (Gaelic: Calanais) on the west coast of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland.

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