An Carra Standing Stone
Very tall standing stone on South Uist that dates to neolithic period. The stone rises almost 17 feet into the air which makes it one of the largest standing stones in the isles. Its history is veiled in a typical hebridean mist.
Also known as Bheinn a'Charra
Carra means stone pillar and the purpose and role of this solitary, very tall pillar is unknown. There is no visible evidence of other stones nearby to accompany it or of other purposes.
It is now covered in a fine lichen almost like a beard and in its solitary splendour has a wonderfully mysterious quality to it. As a neolithic stone, it dates back thousands of years.