“Statements that will hold good for all time are difficult to obtain in archaeology. The most that can be done at any one time is to report on the current state of knowledge.” Jennifer K. McArthur
Farewell To Stromness
“I was hypnotized/by this bird’s deft demonstration of unthinking.”
‘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.
The Ring of Brodgar as the longest day nears its sunset, 20th June 2020 between 11.15pm and 11.45pm.
Signs of the Times – At the Ring of Brodgar
“We parked in the car park, walked along the board walk, crossed the road, and, on the entrance gate to the path, saw the first of the new signs – one which I heartily approve of!”
A Short Walk To The Stenness/Brodgar Stones
” I had a plan – drive to the Stenness Stones – go to Barnhouse ‘village’, which we don’t often do these days.”
OAS Calendar – June Light
“June is the month of the longest day, and in Orkney at this time of year one day often flows seamlessly into the next”
The Heart of Neolithic Orkney: Follow Up
We are grateful to a reader for alerting The Orkney News to the fact that we had not provided an update on this : How do Orcadians View The Heart of Neolithic Orkney? published on June 14 2020
The Ring of Brodgar, Orkney
If you can – choose when you visit
Hackness Martello Tower Reopens After 2 Years
The reopening of the historic attraction, built during the Napoleonic Wars to protect merchant ships, is part of Historic Environment Scotland (HES)’s seasonal roll out for 2022.