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.
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
This was taken on a day with dappled light, approaching high tide.
The base is laid out with markers for the cardinal points of the compass.