“Out from the house…….. and up the road again, turning left at the old telephone box, this time.”
“We look across to Gairsay, once the home of Viking Sweyn Asleifsson, from where he headed out, rampaging. “
The Extraordinary Closure of the Cairns Broch
“This research helps us to recognise the significant role that the treatment of the fin whale had in the dramatic procedures of deliberately ending of the monumental broch.” – Martin Carruthers
“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