It is a period of stability and change, explained Martin Carruthers, it is generational with its rhythms and routines.
Over a period of 1,000 years the community which grew up within and around the Scatness Broch in Shetland modified and developed the structures there.
“Brochs are an odd sort of thing. In some ways they make sense as what they’re seen as being, and in other ways they’re very odd structures – more to them than is necessary for what is seen as being their function. “
“Why people should choose to drive out to a beauty spot, or place of historical/archaeological interest, to dump their rubbish, is beyond me “
It’s the first of Brochtober!!!!!!
“we went for ‘Brochs of the North’ – the calendar of the Caithness Broch Project “
“Beads!!!!! The Cairns excavation is showing just how much our Iron Age ancestors liked ornament, either for themselves, or their living space………”
“From an interesting hummock in the land, this site has emerged and risen, year by year, structure by structure, layer by layer.”
“On one of his after-work walks, Mike cut down by the Hall of Rendall to the shore, turned left, and walked along to get a closer look at this site.”
“Out from the house…….. and up the road again, turning left at the old telephone box, this time.”