Tuesday, 5 February 2013

The Forests of Inverness - 9

Craig Phadrig (Patrick's Rock) was an important hill fort in both Iron Age and Pictish times. Look out for the vitrified walls - the stones have been fused together by intense heat. We're not sure how or why this was done.

You are following in the footsteps of saints and kings when you walk in this woodland. We think St Columba came here to met the Pictish King Brude in 565.

I have been fortunate enough to obtain a video recording of St Columba meeting the Loch Ness Monster (Nessie) around this time.

Truly amazing!


Victoria said...

Wasn't it lucky that one of the monks had his video camera with him!

Peter Simpson said...

Yes indeed. An early model, but high quality.