On the left is a photograph of a Beaker pot from Upper Largie as it appears today in the Museum’s nationally significant Prehistoric Collection. A three-dimensional digital reconstruction showing how this pot appeared over five thousand years ago is on the right
The Extraordinary Closure of the Cairns Broch
“I looked closer and saw that the image on the wall was an aerial view of the Balfour”
Originally from Liverpool, then the USA, Gary now lives in Kirkwall and is an archaeology student based at Orkney College UHI.
Our Dancing Floor is covered/The Well of Wishes – sealed.
The AGM is on Thursday the 26th of May at 7pm and the projected time for the following talk by Martin Carruthers – ‘People of the Broch: Excavating an Iron Age Community at The Cairns, South Ronaldsay’ – is 7.30pm.
There’s More To Brochs Than ‘Choost an’ Owld Pile of Ston’ – to quote from the title of Ken McElroy’s dissertation!
“I received the latest Newsletter from the Caithness Broch Project and it has all sorts in it”
“The Islands of Orkney are well known for their beautiful scenery and varied wildlife, but they are also world famous for their sites of archaeological and historical interest.”
We are making a real difference to our environment, to the business community and to people’s lives – not just in our communities, but across the world.” Professor Donna Heddle, UHI acting vice-principal (research)
“There aren’t any foxes in Orkney. I’ve wondered why, and thought it’s probably because they didn’t get here after the Ice Age – the waters rose, and that was that. Like there aren’t any snakes in Ireland – one of those things. “