I had no pre-conceptions, and didn’t know much about it. Mike started off, down the steps, and I went to follow.
Mike and I went the Tankerness House museum in Kirkwall on a wet Thursday afternoon – museums are A GOOD THING on a wet afternoon.
Mike and I are walking the South Ronaldsay East Coast paths. As I’m a bit of a knackered old person, we’re doing them in short-ish stages – bit by bit.
I’ve just read the piece about the history of Busta house, and the Gifford family.
This one has a good, and interesting mixture.
“Day-job’s over, come on now John/ Time to be getting your diggin’ boots on
the stories of stones, and people, and people picking up stones on their travels, and stones travelling with people.
“The place name Skaill is associated with old sites from the Norse period”
one of the prize finds there, was a whalebone with the jaw-bone of a man carefully placed inside it
I had the idea that there were buildings there, before the ones we can see, now