Burning the Broch

Painting by David Simon

The punitive destruction of Castle Craig broch was carried out by either rival Caledonians or by the Roman army. Its demise was rapid and total. It was burnt down and the walls were dismantled creating vast spreads of rubble on the hill. The site was not reoccupied for over 500 years. The demolition sealed many artefacts within the ruin. This perspective shows the defensive rampart in front of the entrance to the broch and the quarry that supplied the stone. On the adjacent hill of Kay Craig stands another substantial round house that was probably contemporary.



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