Callanish Stones - Isle of Lewis - Western Isles - Outer Hebrides
The Callanish Stone Circle is made from Lewisian Gneiss, one of the oldest rocks in Britain, which dates back to 3000 million years ago. These stones really are a spectacular sight.
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Sea Levels Rise - Peat Forms - Buried The Stones
When the ice meted twelve thousand years ago, the sea level rose - flooding river valleys and lower ground and creating the lochs and drowned valleys of the isles. As the climate improved the land became alive, soil formed and plants and woodland returned. Peat developed on the poorly drained ground and extended upwards and outwards to cover large tracts of land