‘Stone Me’: Exploring Scotland’s Stone Circles

Stone Me is a podcast series by Matthew Magee who has visited several stone circles across Scotland speaking to various experts on location.

The series is a fascinating podcast to listen to and well produced. Included in the series is Orkney’s own Ring of Brodgar.

Duncan Lunan who writes astronomy and space articles for The Orkney News appears in the last programme of the current series along with archaeologist Dr Ken Brophy. In that podcast, Matthew Magee is at a modern day Stone Circle designed by Duncan Lunan back in the 1970s.

a view up the path to the stone circle
Recreated Sighthill stone circle, DL, 17th February 2023.

Sighthill Stone Circle, Glasgow, is described by Ken Brophy in the podcast as ‘The Neolithic’s greatest hits all brought together in one stone circle’. This is due to Duncan Lunan’s astronomically aligned circle being inspired by elements in other stone circles he has visited.

If you would like to read more about this ‘new’ stone circle and its importance to the many people who use it, The Orkney News has several articles published about it: its original construction, the campaign to save it, and its re-opening on a new site in 2023.

Click on this link for the Podcast Stone Me: Sighthill Stone Circle

Click on this link for the full list including the Podcast Stone Me: The Ring of Brodgar

the standing stones of Brodgar as the last rays of the sun light them up
The last rays of the setting sun light up the Stones

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