NF7375 : Scolpaig Tower in Loch Scolpaig

taken 7 years ago, near to Scolpaig, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Great Britain

Scolpaig Tower in Loch Scolpaig
Scolpaig Tower in Loch Scolpaig
Scolpaig Tower - otherwise known as MacLeod's Folly is a Georgian folly built over the remains of an Iron age dun (fort). It was erected in 1830 by Dr Alexander MacLeod as part of famine relief efforts presumably giving locals work for which they then received money or food.
The octagonal tower is built in the Gothic style and sits on a tiny islet in Loch Scolpaig. For a close-up see NF7375 : Scolpaig Tower - Close-up
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NF7375, 25 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 25 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 8 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Islands  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NF 7310 7502 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:38.7614N 7:28.8949W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NF 7328 7498
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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