Pobull Fhinn Stone Circle, North Uist

The Story Behind the Image - Pobull Fhinn Stone Circle, North Uist

Pobull Fhinn translates loosely from the Gaelic as 'Finn's People', a reference to Finn McCool (Fionn mac Cumhail), the legendary Celtic hero.

The stone circle stands on the eastern shore of North Uist in Scotland's beautiful Western Isles, south of Lochmaddy. If you take a footpath from the stone circle over the top of the hill to the west you will come to the Barpa Langais burial mound.

I photographed Pobull Fhinn several times over the course of two wonderful weeks I spent in the Western Isles.

My first two visits were accompanied by overcast skies and proved to be disappointing, but on the third occasion I came on a glorious late afternoon when the sun cast golden light on the standing stones and illuminated the waters of Loch Langais beyond. What a wonderful view!

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