Of the brochs that are known about, 120 of them are in Shetland.
If You’d Like To Support The Dig At The Cairns….Even Though It Isn’t Happening….For Now!
“The Cairns is so very important archeologically.”
Cancellation of The Cairns Dig
We’re sorry to announce that, due to unforeseen circumstances, this summer’s excavation at The Cairns has been cancelled.
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”
‘To Build A Broch’
To Build a Broch is designed to be read as a book, or broken into pieces to support indoor and outdoor learning. It presents a fresh take on both the interpretation of our ancient past and our contemporary archaeological practice.
Ousdale Broch And The Caithness-Sutherland Border
Using a range of Latin and Old Norse texts, this talk will follow the Caithness-Sutherland border from an imagined Pictish past, through the Viking Age and the Late Norse Period, into the Early-Modern era.
There’s Something About Roundness
“I looked closer and saw that the image on the wall was an aerial view of the Balfour”
When A Broch Becomes A Ting
“Some of the mounds produced by Iron Age Brochs provided conveniently elevated sites for these gatherings of the Norsemen, and became Tings.”
The Fest. May Be Over – But Here’s More About Brochs
“St. Michael’s Church, Harray, is built on a Broch! As in – yer actual Iron Age broch. “
Weather Forecast: Sunny intervals and a few showers. Rather cold.
Rather cold. Maximum temperature 9 °C.