Trushel Stone

(Clach an Truiseil, Clach an Trushal)

A prehistoric standing stone on the NW coast of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, the Trushel Stone (Gael: Clach an Truiseil or Clach an Trushal) lies in the crofting township of Ballantrushal. At 5.75m (20 feet) in height, it is the largest monolith both in Scotland and Europe. The site is said to have been the scene of the last major battle on the island of Lewis fought between the Morrisons of Nis and MacAuleys of Uig in the 16th century.

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