Dun Aonghais
Dun Aonghais
The low foundations of a fort can still be seen on an island in a small loch near the northern tip of North Uist. The name of the fort tells something of its history; Dun Aonghais translates as Angus's Fort, and it was here that a man called Angus the Fair lived around 1520.
However, the dun itself goes back much earlier, probably to the Iron Age or perhaps later. There is little enough to see beyond very low foundation walls. The dun is easily visible from the main road, but there is no access to the island unless you happen to have a boat handy!