Scottish Broch


A great pen drawing, Malcolm. Love the addition of colour.

Thank you very much Mia much appreciated especially about the color, I was very unsure about doing that but wanted to give my eyes a rest and soften things up.

Excellent example of a broch Malcolm, shows very clearly the living space and interior. You may remember I did some pen and wash sketches of Clachtoll Broch ....or what’s left of it....were I lived before moving here. It was raised and made safe about eight years ago but still not to its full glory. There is a very good example on the Isle of Lewis, Carloway Broch,you can see the interior of the structure very well and how it worked. I believe there are a couple of complete Brochs in Scotland still, one in the Orkneys.

Nice work Malcolm. Intriguing structures are Brochs. Must be the earliest examples of cavity wall construction! Those Iron Age dwellers knew a thing or two!

Thank you Fiona and Michael much appreciated and thanks for those extra facts Fiona, I was awestruck that winter when I saw my first one, so amazing.

Well drawn with excellent details.

Thanks for that Paul much appreciated, comments and observations of all kinds are always gratefully received.

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Next in the Dry Stone series, this is of a Scottish Broch, I first came across one of these many years ago when we were on one of our winter climbing trips in Scotland and we were having a rest day driving around, they are amazing structures, double walled multi story, circular with a spiral stair running between the two walls accessing the different levels, all completely in dry stone construction, all are ruins now some have had conservation work done on them.

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Malcolm Buckley

I have always loved the outdoors and have climbed and walked in various places in the world, after giving numerous slide shows and talks about my trips to raise money for charity, i realised the slides and photos did not do what i saw justice, so I decided to start trying to paint. I am self taught…

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