Trench P at the Ness of Brodgar excavation site showing the huge Neolithic structures raised between 3100BC and 2900BC. Image credit: Hugo Anderson-Whymark
Alexander Thom Star Dates
“The only epoch in which standing stones are meaningfully aligned with the bright stars is c.2000 BC, with a spread of at most 200 years both before and after.”
Weather Forecast: Cloudy morning with patchy rain. Drier brighter afternoon. Breezy.
Occasionally strong, mild southwesterly winds. Maximum temperature 10 °C.
From Israel To Stonehenge, via Brodgar?
“We watched a television programme which we had recorded from the 5 Select channel on December the First – ‘Underwater Stonehenge”
Poetry Corner Celebrates #Equinox
“Wind blows through the Ring of Brodgar”
Developing Orkney’s World Heritage Site: Share Your Views
Proposals have been put forward on the development of Orkney’s World Heritage Site – known as The Heart of Neolithic Orkney which comprises the Maeshowe tomb, The Standing Stones of Stenness, The Ring of Brodgar and the village settlement of Skara Brae.
“Carrying on along the path by Harray Loch, and admiring the banks of Stocks in bloom….”
Orkney at the Summer Solstice
“Just for the joy of being there
And drinking in the summer air,”
Sunday 18th April #WorldHeritageDay
18th April is World Heritage Day
Jeanne Weaves Her Words And Images
” We drove along to the main Brodgar car park, and walked up to The Ring, where we encountered Jeanne”