“we sat on a conveniently placed bench to eat our sandwiches, hoping to see an otter, and noticing that there is still some snow on the Hoy Hills, on the 22 March.”
Maeshowe Neolithic Tomb Reopens to Visitors
Visitors can now book tickets to Maeshowe as part of HES’s new seasonal activity for 2022, with more sites set to follow in reopening across the country on a rolling basis.
Poetry Corner: Suffolk Solstice
The procession slips across the meadow/senses acute to birdsong,
Ring of Brodgar: Do People Really Care?
It was only a few days ago that one of the standing stones at Orkney’s ancient Ring of Brodgar was vandalised in the most recent case of graffiti to appear on them
The Last & First of Brodgar
“on the last weekend of May, we were wondering where we would go as our first farther away outing – walking farther afield, outdoors, should be OK. “
The Heart of Neolithic Orkney Celebrates 20 Years as a UNESCO Site
This week The Heart of Neolithic Orkney has been celebrating its 20th birthday as a World Heritage Site.
Reasons To Be Cheerful – Part Two
“I’ll keep adding, as I think of things/come across things…”
How do Orcadians View The Heart of Neolithic Orkney?
The impact of mass tourism on the UNESCO World Heritage Site ‘The Heart of Neolithic Orkney’ was the subject of a public consultation commissioned by Historic Environment Scotland.
Traditional v Mechanical As HES Prepares for Limited Re-Opening
At some HES sites traditional methods are being used rather than strimmers and mowers
Visit to Orkney, June 2022
“For someone who’s built the first astronomically aligned stone circle in the British Isles for over 3000 years, my growing acquaintance with them has been a long-drawn-out process. “