We were sent these two pictures by Sandy Gerrard who is currently in Scotland ….. with the remark “Amazing the conclusions you can jump to if you don’t assess things in context….”

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Not sure who or what he was getting at but they’re certainly interesting pictures. The first has all the characteristics of a prehistoric multiple stone row. However, the second complete with context shows that these stones rather than being prehistoric are grave markers within a cemetery.  We guess he is trying to say that disregarding the context can lead to all sorts of blunders. Whether it be stone rows or solitary standing stones their context has much to tell us and should never be ignored.

Grave markers and chapel (Teampull Eion) within the historic cemetery at Bragar, Isle of Lewis

Grave markers and chapel (Teampull Eion) within the historic cemetery at Bragar, Isle of Lewis