Carn Bran

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George
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Carn Bran

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I revisited the Carn Bran broch again in Glen Loth to get a couple of photos of the cairn just downstream and to update the website with this information.
The story behind the name Carn Bran has absolutely nothing to do with the broch itself. Quite some time back, a bloke called Fingal and the Sutherland Chief decided to settle an issue over whose dog was the best and fought them in Glen Loth. The Chief's dog, a white breasted Scottish deerhound called Bran, was so badly hurt during the fight that it died of its injuries and was buried under a cairn of stones which was named Cairn Bran. There is a cairn maybe 50 yards or so downstream of the broch on the banks of the Glen Loth burn which may be the cairn for the dog.
And here is the cairn and where you will find it.

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