True Highlands Blog
Clava Cairns is a well-preserved Bronze Age cemetery near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. For many years, it played second fiddle to its more famous neighbour, Culloden Battlefield. That all changed in 2014, with the release of the TV dramatization of Diana Gabaldon’s popular Outlander novel. Clava Cairns became a bucket list destination overnight, after it was suggested that Outlander’s fictitious stone circle, Craigh na Dun was inspired by the site.
Whether you’re a keen geologist or just interested, there is no doubt that geology fascinates. These geological sites are simply the author’s choice of interesting places to visit. They are listed in the order of an itinerary, starting at Tobermory, travelling west and south and ending up in Iona.
As Hamish Macbeth meandered through the Scottish Highlands he approached the most inspiring road zig zagging up to a high mountain pass. At the bottom there was a warning sign which said Narrow road - no more than three sheep abreast. The sign is of course fake but the road, Beallach Na Ba in Applecross is very real.