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The individual stones vary from around 1 m to 5 m in height, with an average of 4 m, and are made of local Lewisian gneiss.

They also used the scenery to record the video of One Small Day, first single taken from that album.

In 1988 Jon Mark released a CD, The Standing Stones of Callanish, intended to evoke Britain's celtic legacy.

Ness (Scottish Gaelic: Nis) is the name given to the northern part of the Isle of Lewis.

The Callanish Stones are situated near the village of Callanish on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis.

Construction of the site took place between 29 BC, though there were possibly earlier buildings on the site, dating to before 3000 BC.

The 13 primary stones form a circle about 13 m in diameter, with a long approach avenue of stones to the north, and shorter stone rows to the east, south, and west.

The overall layout of the monument recalls a distorted Celtic cross.

It has been speculated, among other theories, that the stones form a calendar system based on the position of the moon.

Local tradition says that giants who lived on the island refused to be converted to Christianity by Saint Kieran and were turned into stone as a punishment.

Another local belief says that at sunrise on midsummer morning, the "shining one" walked along the stone avenue, "his arrival heralded by the cuckoo's call." This legend could be a folk memory recalling the astronomical significance of the stones.

In 1984, the new romantic band Ultravox used an image of the stones on the cover of their album Lament.

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