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TITLE
Interior of Broch near Totaig
EXTERNAL ID
HC_ARCH4_87072_011
PLACENAME
Glenelg
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Glenelg
PERIOD
1980s
SOURCE
The Highland Council Archaeology Unit
ASSET ID
13292
KEYWORDS
Broch
Totaig
Loch Duich
Glenelg
Iron Age
ruins
lower gallery
cell
Interior of Broch near Totaig

A view of the interior of Broch, west-south-west of Totaig, in Skye and Lochalsh, with a group of tourists sitting in the entrance to the lower gallery. The entrance to the cell is also visible to the left.

Located on the opposite shore of Loch Duich from Eilean Donan Castle, the broch has never been restored, and therefore is in a fairly weathered state. Despite this, many of its original features are still recognisable, including a staircase, gallery and a mural chamber.

A broch is an Iron Age dry-stone structure unique to Scotland. The sophisticated use of dry-stone has led to their classification as 'complex Atlantic roundhouse'. Their original usage is a matter of debate: some have proposed that they were essentially military structures, while today many assert that they had a multitude of uses.

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Interior of Broch near Totaig

INVERNESS: Glenelg

1980s

Broch; Totaig; Loch Duich; Glenelg; Iron Age; ruins; lower gallery; cell

The Highland Council Archaeology Unit

A view of the interior of Broch, west-south-west of Totaig, in Skye and Lochalsh, with a group of tourists sitting in the entrance to the lower gallery. The entrance to the cell is also visible to the left. <br /> <br /> Located on the opposite shore of Loch Duich from Eilean Donan Castle, the broch has never been restored, and therefore is in a fairly weathered state. Despite this, many of its original features are still recognisable, including a staircase, gallery and a mural chamber.<br /> <br /> A broch is an Iron Age dry-stone structure unique to Scotland. The sophisticated use of dry-stone has led to their classification as 'complex Atlantic roundhouse'. Their original usage is a matter of debate: some have proposed that they were essentially military structures, while today many assert that they had a multitude of uses.