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Dun Bragar… Click for Full Sized Pictures!

Posted on June 16, 2011

This pile of rock and stone is what remains of the once Broch (Dun means a fort) at Bragar on the West side of Lewis. This Broch like many on the island is situated at the edge of a loch (lake) possibly for defense, and it was linked to the land by a man made under water causeway. This Broch like many others would have possibly dated to before the Viking age of 800 AD onwards and would have had intermittent occupation throughout the centuries. Brochs are sometimes defined as being a complex class of roundhouse buildings found throughout and only unique to "Atlantic Scotland".

The Scottish heather in early spring, it will soon turn purple.

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  1. Hi, I was wondering if I could use your first photo (above) of Dun Bragar in a photo album I have about the island castles of Scotland. I would give you full attribution as you wish. Cheers, Randy

  2. Dia dhuit Isaac,
    I travelled to Lionel and Fivepenny in 2013,to follow my paternal relations history on the Isle of Lewis, but did not see the magical Northern lights during my stay. ( can’t find a comment note area on that page)
    Would you please tell me where the photo is taken from and to where I am looking to, because I have downloaded it as you have allowed us free use of the image to my computer background, and would like to know where I am on the island.
    I thank you from the bottom of my old Scottish heart here in Oz for posting this image of home.

    Ceud mile taing,

    from Catherine.

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