Hangman's Rock
Hangman's Rock
There are plenty of natural rock formations around the world called by the charming moniker of 'Hangman's Rock', but how many of them really were used to hang condemned criminals? This one was.
Accordiing to legend, Hangman's Rock, on the slopes of slopes of Beinn Eibhne, at the southern tip of Colonsay, was used for public hangings, performed by passing a rope through a hole in a natural rock outcrop.

Though there is no firm evidence to support this fact, it seems likely enough, given the shape of the rock, and the historical culture of the remote Scottish islands. Certainly Hangman's Rock is striking, and might well have suited the purpose of a gallows quite nicely!

The location overlooking The Strand and Oronsay is quite simply stunning.