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The Norse Mill at Shawbost, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, is a reconstruction of an Iron Age corn mill that once existed on the site

Crannog - Into the Iron Age, Kenmore, Scotland Copyright: Alastair Seagroatt

Bosta Iron Age House. Great Bernera Iron Age Village, Isle of Lewis, Western Isles, Scotland.

The Picts, early inhabitants of Scotland. Pict actually means "painted people". "Pict" was the name of the people who lived in Scotland before the Scots invaded from Ireland, that's right the tribe known as the Scots are Irish. The two lived together and gradually merged until the picts disappeared as a distinct people.

meaning on pict stones fall into three distinct groups. The second group is made up of real or mythical creatures. The real creatures are those which the past were native to Scotland, such as snakes, eagles, wolves and bears. But the most common animal symbol is a strange creature bearing a pointed snout, curling antennae and curved, fin-like limbs, which is known as the 'Pictish beast'.

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Map of Scotland and the Picts-historians have adopted the terms "Pict" or "Pictish" as a convenient label for the period and people from about AD 300-800.

Dun Carloway, an Iron Age broch on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland

Dunbeag broch Iron Age settlement, looking toward Isle Ornsay, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Dunbeag broch (Iron Age settlement), looking toward Isle Ornsay, Isle of Skye...

One way traffic on Isle of Lewis. (Lewis is the northern part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island of the Western Isles or Outer Hebrides of Scotland. The total area of Lewis is 683 square miles. Wikipedia)

Dunbeag broch Iron Age settlement, looking toward Isle Ornsay, Isle of Skye, Scotland