Standing at an impressive 4.5m (15ft) high, the tallest single standing stone in Orkney commands breath-taking views over natural scenery, such as the grand Red Head Mill, the Calf of Eday and the haven for rare birds that is Mill Loch.
Thought to be a ritualistic stone due to the placement of various chambered cairns in the vicinity, the true nature of the megalithic stone remains a mystery, but what is known about this 4,000 year old monument is that it is steeped in local lore and mythology.
A local's view
My husband James and I moved to a remote island of Eday in Orkney Islands back in December 2016 and we've been living at the North end of this beautiful island ever since. This blog is all about my view of life on this remote island and some information that we at Happy Homestead get frequently asked for. If there is anything I didn't cover yet, be sure to contact me.
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