‘The Stones and the Stars, Building Scotland’s Newest Megalith’

Duncan Lunan who writes The Orkney News astronomy column and beginner’s guides is also the man behind the building of the Sighthill Stone Circle. You can read about it in The Orkney News and on his website.

photo by Dr. Kenny Brophy, March 2021

Duncan also has a book : “The Stones and the Stars, Building Scotland’s Newest Megalith”  (Springer, 2012), which tells the story of the circle up to the middle of that year, and can be ordered on Amazon or through booksellers. 

Updates on the campaign and the reconstruction are on his website,

We are now into the second half of the year but here are some images to recall the Summer Solstice at the Sighthill Stone Circle in years past.

Megalith 0173B midsummer sunset 1992, 1.5 degrees rt of prediction, Credit Duncan Lunan
16B midsummer sunset comparison (Duncan Lunan, 1992)
8.5B enhanced midsummer sunset, Sighthill circle 1981, Ben Lomond to right (Duncan Lunan)

And this was at the Ring of Brodgar on 21st June 2021

Sunrise at the Ring of Brodgar, Orkney 21.06.21

You can also listen to Duncan Lunan on BBC Radio Scotland’s “Mornings with Michelle McManus” talking about UFOs

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