A crannog is an ancient (bronze age?) fortified dwelling built over a loch, and archaeological remains of them can be found in Scotland and Ireland.
|The Crannog over the lake|
|Bridge to the crannog|
|Guide talking about the lifestyle|
|The seating was actually quite comfortable|
|Walkway around the outside|
Afterwards we were taken back to the shore to see some demonstrations of how wood may have been turned. We saw two different methods, one using a bow and another which could have been operated by a single man using a foot pedal to turn the lathe. We also saw how holes could be made in the local stone - useful for loom weights or door pivots.
|Lathe method 1|
|Lathe method 2|
|Andy having a go at method 2|