November Blog 2019 : Another picture of the Carloway Broch taken in the early part of the summer 2019 on the isle of Lewis. The Broch is more than a 1,000 years old and is constructed of local rock with no cement. The builders skill is there to see as the Broch has survived this long, but in the later part of the summer people were climbing up the Broch and are most likely responsible for the loose rocks that necessitated the Broch being closed off for several weeks due to safety reasons. At present there is scaffolding up while the walls are stabilised again, so that the structure is safe and open for the public in 2020. The Brochs are scattered all over the Northern part of Scotland, there are more than 200 of them in various states of repair, but the biggest concentration is in the North East of Scotland including on the islands of Orkney and Shetland. If you plan your next vacation on the Isle of Lewis then the carloway Broch should be a part of your itinerary. Join Love Hebrides and let us do the driving, you'll be most welcome.