Old Photograph Skerinish Scotland

Old photograph of Skerinish, Isle Of Skye, Scotland. On the coast near Skerinish Quay are the remains of a small promontory dun. The dun lies on the top of a small rocky stack. An earth bank cuts off access from the landward side and there are traces of walling around the remainder of the platform. A possible rock cut entrance leads down to the shore on the North West side. Dun is a generic term for an ancient or medieval fort. It is mainly used in the British Isles to describe a kind of hill fort and also a kind of Atlantic roundhouse. The term comes from Irish dún or Scottish Gaelic dùn, meaning, fort, and is cognate with Old Welsh din, whence Welsh dinas, meaning, city, comes.

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