“The exhibits were a good example of the ‘human’ side of archaeological excavations. “
“Tho’ those places can be rocky”
Orkney has more than its fair share of brochs (aka Iron Age Roundhouses). Some are in a fine state of repair, some, just grassy mounds in the landscape.
Midhowe Broch cared for by Historic Environment Scotland, is free to visit and well worth the effort to get to.
“Perhaps archaeologists have been guilty of overplaying the scarcity of wood in Scotland’s Northern Isles.”
“A splendid example of a broch, most intelligently well preserved
This year, the Brochtoberfest returned to Orkney, to the St. Magnus Centre, and I was very pleased to see this, as it meant I could go along this time.
On Sunday (today) there will be a guided tour at 11am of the Broch of Gurness, now becoming increasingly popular as a tourist site.
“To get to the Broch of Burroughstone, park, considerately, by the road, and follow a well-defined path through farmland, to the Broch. “
The vessel itself is the oldest wooden bowl yet found in Orkney