By Bernie Bell
‘Skaill’ is quite a common place name in Orkney – https://www.euppublishing.com/doi/abs/10.3366/nor.2012.0020?journalCode=nor, and the term has extended from place, to object, in the name of Skaill Knives – named thus because a lot of them were found at Skara Brae, which is on….the Bay of Skaill…
The Bay of Skaill and Skaill House https://www.orkney.com/listings/skaill-house are the most well-known of the Skaills, but ……in the island of Rousay – known as ‘The Egypt of the North‘ due to its abundance of archaeology – excavations at Skaill Farm have, in recent years, been revealing layers and layers of habitation and use.
The dig at Skaill Farm – Rousay, will resume this coming July. For more details…..
And what might they un-earth, this year?
Related articles: Discovering the Norse Drinking Hall, Rousay, Orkney and The Rousay Clearances Part 2