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Poetry Corner:’Tis The Season To Be Brochy

By Bernie Bell

‘Tis the season to be Brochy

Falalalala –  lalalala

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Tho’ those places can be rocky

Falalalala –  lalalala

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Broch of Gurness and Dun Carloway

Falalalala –  lalalala

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Some are near and some are faraway

Falalalala –  lalalala

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Some are balanced on a cliff

Falalalala –  lalalala

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Can’t help wondering –  Oh! – what if?

Falalalala –  lalalala

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Broch of Burrougston, and of Borwick

Falalalala –  lalalala

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With their walls so very thick

Falalalala –  lalalala

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Some of them, you could almost live in

Falalalala –  lalalala

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Mousa Broch and Clikkimin

Falalalala –  lalalala

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Carn Liath, near Dunrobbin’

Falalalala –  lalalala

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What that Laird did, sets me sobbin’

Falalalala –  lalalala

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Ending on an Orkney note

Falalalala –  lalalala

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I know which broch gets my vote

Falalalala –  lalalala -laaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

The Cairns Broch Bell

https://theorkneynews.scot/2017/10/30/name-that-broch-the-answers/

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  1. On Wednesday evening, we watched a recorded episode of Paul Merton’s ‘Grand Tours of Scotland’s Lochs’, in which he visits a broch called Dun Dornaigil, near Loch Hope. He also visits Lotte Glob and sees her ‘Book Broch’.
    This link should take you to the episode –

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000990r/grand-tours-of-scotlands-lochs-series-3-6-lost-in-a-landscape

    Good timing for the Brochtoberfest – this weekend – Kirkwall – Orkney!!
    I wasn’t aware of Dun Dornaigil – which is a beauty – with an impressive triangular lintel stone! https://canmore.org.uk/site/4891/dun-dornaigil

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