2001.68.5

Colour photograph of Dùn Ìbrig at Baugh in 2000.

Dùn Ìbrig at Baugh photographed by Dr John Holliday in 2000.

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Object Details

Other Number: F104

`Fort Hillfort` north of the road at Baugh

Dùn Ìbrig is the remains of a broch built around 1,500 years ago. The name `Dùn Ìbrig` consists of both Gaelic and Norse words, reflecting the influence of Viking settlers in the ninth century. `Dùn` is Gaelic for `hill fort`, while `-brig` is from `borg`, the Old Norse for `fort`.

Normal Location: Photograph Shelves: photographs – F100-199
Current Location: normal location

One thought on “2001.68.5

  1. Dr John Holliday

    -brig` is from `borg`, the Old Norse for `fort`.

    I think it is actually from ON bryggja ‘landing place’

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