Scottish master craftsman gathers examples of dry stone features round the world to spread the word about the delights of this ancient craft.
Thursday, 17 May 2012
The Stone Family of Glen Lyon
This is Tigh na Caillaigh (the house of the old woman) in a remote part of Glen Lyon. Legend has it that if the old woman , the old man and their children are not brought out of the house in the Spring and returned in the Autumn then the crops will fail. So far this has not been tested as locals carry out the task as required. I was involved last year in a repair to the roof and walls. No one knows exactly when this was first done but is is likely to date back to pre Christian times. It was not noticed till after the work was completed that the rock in the middle of the removable doorway had a face on it. Now this is known as the guardian rock.