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Broch, The


(Da Brough)

Lying just to the east Gaada Stack at the northern end of the island of Foula in Shetland, The Broch (Da Brough) represents a pair of sandstone stacks that once formed a natural arch, which fell in January 1970. A small monastic cell is recorded as having existed on the top. Early Christian monks had a habit of constructing hermitages on remote and precipitous headlands and stacks, to allow solitude and meditation.


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