29 Mar 2012

Glenelg Brochs - another theory

We had a cycle up Glen Beag yesterday morning and stopped off at Dun Telve for a couple of photos. There have been many suggestions of what these were built for, a defensive fort, tribal farmhouse or even as a place of stature but I have my own theory.
Tourism!
Could they be the original self catering cottages in Glenelg, maybe a B&B or even a hostel for hill walkers?!!

Did people travelling up the Glen 2000 year ago see a sign carved into a large stone?
Glen Beag Broch – Vacancies and Short breaks

What were the facilities like?
Obviously standards were slightly different in the old days so we have added a modern explanation in brackets.
Facilities
Twin or Double beds (One large or two smaller stones)
En-suite facilities (Hole in the middle of the floor)
Log Burner (Fire in the middle of the floor)
Large dining area (Floor)
Running water (Down at the burn)
Dishwasher (Burn)
Washer dryer (Burn and tree next to burn)
Hairdryer (Hole in wall)
Freeview (Hole in wall)
Special rates for OAPs and Druids


Local area
Good for wildlife (Bring your own bow and arrow)
Trips “over the sea to Skye” (You swim)


Please note;
Do not tie your horses to posts – these are passing places only.
There is no Mobile phone coverage (something’s never change!!)

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