The longest day
"We are fast approaching the longest day of the year and for Scots the benefits of living far north are manifest in the long, light nights. It sometimes seems as though the sun barely sets, the low rays splashing the evening sky with colour as beautiful as an impressionist painting.
"Whilst many people will be marking midsummer with a celebration of the summer solstice, Heritage & Culture has gone for her polar opposite and gets up close to the moon. It is thought by many archaeologists that a number of Scotland's great stone circles were constructed primarily to measure not the journey of the sun, but the moon. Read all about druids and moon worship during one extraordinary night in the Callanish standing stones on the Isle of Lewis."
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Tagged: astronomy, pagan, calendar+customs