Brochs are dry stone, twin walled, round tower structures, first built during the Iron Age, about 500 BC. About 20 metres in diameter with an internal staircase, it is believed that brochs were erected as symbols of status and wealth for local chieftans. In 2004 a group of Dry Stone Walling Association members set out to build a section of a broch using only the techniques and tools likely to have been used 2000 years ago.
August 27, 2017
In the know? Log-in to add a tip for other adventurers!