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Finn's People


(Pobull Fhìnn)

A stone circle on a terrace on the southwestern flank of Ben Langass in North Uist (Outer Hebrides), Finn's People (Gael: Pobull Fhìnn) overlooks Loch Langass and Loch Eport beyond, 5 miles (8 km) west southwest of Lochmaddy. Said to be the most conspicuous of the island's stone circles, and certainly highly accessible via a good path from the Langass Lodge Hotel, Finn's People comprise approximately 24 stumpy stones, some of which are fallen, arranged in an oval shape. Possibly dating from the second millennium BC, the ring is 36.5m (120 feet) by 30.5m (100 feet) and the largest stone standing approximately 1.5m (5 feet) in height. The site was described by Erskine Beveridge in 1911, with subsequent investigations having tried to explain its orientation and significance. Folklore suggests a connection with the legendary Irish hunter-warrior Finn or Fingal MacCoul.


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