Buaile Riabhach Stone Circle
Buaile Riabhach Stone Circle
A small stone circle on a hill above Scalasaig, with a 7 foot high standing stone forming a circle with seven smaller stones ranging from 18 inches to 2.5 feet high. The taller stone was said locally to represent Christ, and the smaller stones to represent the Apostles.
The site was excavated in 1881, and it is thought that a sword or small dagger was found. The circle may in fact be a curbed cairn, now filled in with earth.

The name Buaile Riabhach is something of a misnomer; that name applies to the fields where the stone circle is found, and the stone circle itself has no known local name.

Its rather hard to know how to describe Buaile Riabhach. Is it a stone circle, a cairn with the addition of standing stones, or a standing stone? Or maybe a bit of each? The location is wonderful, though, with views south to Scalasaig.