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An aerial view of The Pencil, Largs, North Ayrshire
The monument was built as a marker for the site of the Battle of Largs which took place near here in 1263. The Scots beat the Vikings.


An aerial view of The Pencil, Largs, North Ayrshire
Over the next 20 or 30 years the Vikings - led by Haakon Haakonsson, King of Norway - were hounded out of the western isles as well


An aerial view of The Pencil, Largs, North Ayrshire
This was taken on a day with dappled light, approaching high tide.


A detail of The Pencil, Largs, North Ayrshire
The base is laid out with markers for the cardinal points of the compass.