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Calanais 2025- Redevelopment plans

We are very excited to be announcing and presenting the new Calanais 2025 Visitor Centre redevelopment plans and if you have any queries about this project please feel free to contact lucy@calanais.org Recently we had the opportunity to share these designs with our...

Calanais Conversations Episode 1

We're very excited to be sharing with you a new series called Calanais Conversations. Calanais Conversations will feature guests such as the Prehistory Guys, who will telling us all about their personal history with Calanais and why these Standing Stones are so...

The Year of Coasts & Waters Project 2021

Exploring the landscape of the Calanais stones A ’sgrùdadh cruth-tìre nan tursachan Urras nan Tursachan (the Calanais Trust) are delighted to announce the launch of a community archaeology project designed to explore the past landscape around the Neolithic and...

Calanais Visitor Centre: 25th Anniversary

It scarcely seems possible, but the Calanais Visitor Centre celebrates its 25th Anniversary today. 25 years of helping visitors make sense of an ancient monument that sits at the heart of our community. I can only speculate on how many gallons of coffee & acres...

Remembering Calanais: Guest blog by Patrick Ashmore

The chamber tomb being excavated, May 1981. Photo: Patrick Ashmore, © Historic Environment Scotland It's forty years since our excavations at Calanais started. We stayed in a house in Breasclete belonging to Mrs MacArthur for the seasons of 1980 and 1981. Our...

Islands of Stone: Neolithic Crannogs in the Outer Hebrides

GUEST BLOG: ‘Islands of stone’: Neolithic crannogs – possible ‘ritual’ sites in Lewis that are older than Calanais Map of Neolithic sites: Fraser Sturt & Duncan Garrow The stone circle complex at Calanais is considered by many to have been part of a highly...

Mysteries within the Calanais Chamber Tomb: Dr Alison Sheridan

We are delighted to be joined by our own Urras nan Tursachan board member, Dr Alison Sheridan as she sheds light on the chamber tomb found within the Standing Stones of Calanais. Photo: Nachosan. Licensed under the Creative CommonsAttribution-Share Alike 3.0...

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Calanais Conversations Episode 4

The Prehistory Guys have returned with another episode of Calanais Conversations with Dr Melanie Johnson! Melanie is a specialist in prehistoric pottery and is involved in some fascinating new research around Calanais so we thought we’d invite her along to tell us...

Calanais Conversations Episode 2

We’re very excited to be sharing with you a new series called Calanais Conversations. To learn more about our interviewers, The Prehistory Guys, please feel free to check out their website and podcasts… https://theprehistoryguys.uk/ This episode features Professor...