Isle of Lewis
On a bleak barren windswept hill in a remote corner of the Western Isles can be found one of the most remarkable sites in Scotland – the Standing Stones of Callanish. On my first trip to Lewis and first encounter with the stones, I had crested a nearby hill and the majestic apparition emerged through the mist. I wanted to get closer as quickly as possible, and yet approached with a degree of trepidation, still awe-struck. I think one needs to be something of a dreamer to fully appreciate what a monumental antiquity is here to behold.