Tina an Basil Wolfrhine visited the ancient Clava Cairns, a group of Bronze Age cairns and standing stones, a set within the Balnuaran of Clava, a beautiful wooded area near Inverness.
The layout of the cairns suggests a link with the midwinter sun, which sets in the south west. The tallest stone faces in this direction. Aligning stones with the rising and setting of the sun was an important practice in ancient Scotland.
This spectacular site of Scottish history has become vastly more popular since the recent release of the Outlander books. The Clava Cairns are said to have inspired the fictitious Craigh na Dun standing stones, which send the main character, Claire, back in time.
After the exploring of three cairns and stone circles, including a kerb ring cairn, Tina and Basil left thankful an amulet, for the next generations!
Gaby and Alex joined the tour and took loads of amazing photos.