“Many years ago Mike and I climbed Knocknarea, and the cairn. “
More Fun With Limpets!
“I was thinking, again, about children playing with shells in past times”
The Tomb of the Eagles
“Personally, I would like to say THANK YOU to the folk at the Cairn for the many, many good memories which will stay with me”
A Journey Into The Underworld
“I get the impression that, in that broad band of time known as The Neolithic, people looked up to the skies and the stars, connecting them with the Earth. “
An Update On – And Past Glories Of – The Swandro Dig!
“A STONE WITH A PICTISH BLACKSMITH’S HANDPRINTS ON IT!”
The Viking Bead Makers of Ribe, Denmark
“The glassmakers in Ribe were clearly connoisseurs who preferred the clearest glass they could get their hands on.” Gry Hoffmann Barfod from the Department of Geoscience at Aarhus University
Poetry Corner: The Cairns – Sleeps
Our Dancing Floor is covered/The Well of Wishes – sealed.
The Whale, The Well and the Fate of the Late, Great Roundhouse
The Extraordinary Closure of the Cairns Broch
Gary Lloyd, UHI Higher Education Student of the Year
Originally from Liverpool, then the USA, Gary now lives in Kirkwall and is an archaeology student based at Orkney College UHI.
Coming Up to Samhain
“On the evening of Thursday the 28th October the sea and sky of the Bay of Hinderayre turned pink – not bright pink but a deep, strong pink.”