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Fyrish

Fyrish

The well-known monument atop the hills at Fyrish overlooking the Cromarty Firth and Black Isle beyond.

Normally I'd think a folly was a rich person's waste of time - and this is only partly an exception, in that it was constructed to keep the locals in labour instead of suffering in the Clearances, with Sir Hector rolling the stones back down the hill to give them extra (payable) work to do.

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Photo taken @ Assynt on 22 April 2018 (© ShinyPhotoScotland / Flickr)

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