The Orkney News has published many articles and images of Orkney’s World Heritage site at the Ring of Brodgar. Over those years we’ve seen the changes as the numbers of visitors rise to this iconic place.
Now Historic Environment Scotland are calling on those visitors to help conserve and record what is happening at the Neolithic standing stones.
Monument Monitor is a citizen science project – visitors are asked to send in their images of the Ring of Brodgar and other sites across Scotland.
You can find out more here: Monument Monitor
“At the participating sites, specific signs will illustrate what we are monitoring and what we would like photos of. Our sites including a healthy mix of castles, Neolithic monuments, churches and Iron Age forts.
For advice and information on setting up your own Citizen Science project to engage volunteers and local communities in scientific research projects, download our Citizen Science INFORM guide.”
Monument Monitor was originally a project developed by Rosie Brigham for her PhD research: a collaboration between HES and the Institute of Sustainable Heritage at University College London.
Here’s just a selection of how The Orkney News has seen The Ring of Brodgar change over time