The beach find is like horsetail in the way it joins together but seems to be made of a calcium like substance. Perhaps it is fossilised horsetail! I found some on another beach, but didn't keep it as it fell apart. I was more careful with this piece, which I found on the beach near the house. I stuck it to the see through tracing paper page on the back of a sticky pogo print. It has lasted remarkably well so far. Dunvegan is the ancestral home of Clan MacLeod. The most interesting thing, I thought, was the Fairy Flag, which has a number of stories attached to it about its origin. Wherever it came from, it has been held as a good luck symbol for the MacLeods since they acquired it, and has traditionally been taken into battle with them. All that remains of the flag is a very fragile piece of cloth, now encased in a frame behind glass.