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The Crannog of Loch Tay

Posted on 31 October 2011 in: Featured Articles, Places

The definition of a crannog has to be “artificial island, usually built in lakes, rivers and estuarine waters”. They have been variously interpreted as free-standing wooden structures, as at Loch Tay. The word “crannog” is from Old Irish and means young tree. They were made to protect the more wealthy families of a population. Scotland […]

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You Would Probably Not Like To Run Into This Forest Head

Posted on 16 September 2010 in: Featured Articles, WTF

At first glance these pictures can look scary showing a huge wooden head in the middle of a forest. Don’t worry, it’s just art. The so-called “Forest Head”, also known as Silvas Capitalis is to be found in Kielder Forest near the Scottish border. The head is made by an American art group named SIMPARCH, […]

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