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Callanish

49 48 The Gaelic name of Callanish III, pronounced croc filiver vegg, means little Fillivir hillock. Eight stones stand erect, with another four standing within the ring, as shown in Admiral Somervilles survey opposite, above. There are also several fallen stones. Being clearly visible from the road when approaching Callanish from Stornoway, it is certainly the most visited of the socalled minor sites. In modern times, the circle seems to attract the more mysticallyinclined visitor, who may regret the modern intrusion of interpretive notices and a hard surrounding path at Callanish itself. On a stormy winter day in 1984, the Glaswegian rock band, Ultravox, made a pop video here. About 1 miles to the south lies Ceann Hulavig kyain hoo lavig, head of Hula bay, Callanish IV. The site is accessed from the GarynahineUig road by a path and gate Its five tall stones are all encrusted with hoary lichen, standing on an ellipse see Gail Kellys engraving on page 35. When peat was removed here in the late 1850s only the area within the stones was cleared, with the result that they stand around a poorlydrained hollow, as shown in Tomkins sketch opposite, below. cAllAniSh iii iv Cnoc Fillibhir Bheag Ceann Hulavig 1 4
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