If you go down to Balblair Woods today you wont believe your eyes….. or will you?

When I first came to Scotland, I soon learned of a mysterious but popular passtime of building stone cairns. I see them all over the place!

( Built and photographed by Mandy Baird )

As you can see in the above image, someone with obviously waaay too much time on their hands has carefully and precariously balanced odd-shaped stones on top of each other in an effort to build a stone tower.

What is its purpose? How did they come about? Why are people so obsessed with building them?

Apparently, ‘stone stacking’ as it is properly named seems to be a big deal in Scotland and ‘Stone Stacking’ is now a competion sport!

With so many talented stone stacking folk in Scotland, I am odds to explain why Scotland has a shortage bricklayers.

Here is what Wikipedia has to say about stone cairns.

Cowboy Bebop!

Cowboy Bebop is a Japanese anime series created and and animated by Sunrise.

A few decades later and to my surprise, Netflix are now running a remake of the series starring John Cho ( Harold from Harold and Kumar ).

It is a *must watch* and highly recommended especially to anime fans of the original series.

Enjoy 🙂