It has been announced that a broch will be reconstructed in Caithness (“Bid to build replica Iron Age tower in Caithness“, BBC News 4 January 2019).
The Caithness Broch Project is using crowdfunding to raise support for the reconstruction.
Brochs are an important part of the archaeological landscape. Several have been placed in State Guardianship in Scotland.
Western Lewis: Dun Carloway
Skye: Dun Beag
Mainland: Glenelg Brochs (Dun Telve, Dun Troddan)
Scottish Borders: Edin’s Hall
The broch at Dun Beag on Skye holds a commanding position looking out towards the Western Isles, near Bracadale. It is approximately 11 m in diameter. It is estimated that it originally stood to some 10 m. Although the broch probably dates to the first century AD, it appears to have continued into use up to the 18th century.
The broch is in the care of Historic Scotland.