Friday photo: Dun Carloway

This lovely photograph of Dun Carloway was part of the photograph collection gifted to Tasglann nan Eilean Siar from Fife Council Archives last year. The Dun was built as a defensive residence for important tribal leaders or important members of families. My own ancestors have history at the broch. It is said that the enemies of the Morrisons, the Macaulays, scaled the walls of the broch one night and with the Morrisons sheltering inside, smothered them with burning heather.

The photographs were taken by a lady from Cambuslang who came to the islands on holiday. There are a variety of photographs of different places, people and landmarks in the collection and we are grateful to Fife Council Archives for passing them on and giving us the chance to share some of them as Friday photos!

About David Powell

Project Manager and Archivist with Tasglann nan Eilean Siar
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