“I’d had a bad night – didn’t sleep much – so we thought a gentle stroll along the sand at Skaill Bay would be just right “
“We first visited the Brough of Deerness about 20 years ago, when we accessed the small bay by a flight of wooden steps. “
“We can now better predict how much erosion will occur during a particular storm using the wave and rainfall erosion relationship that we’ve identified here.”
The Caspian Sea is a land-locked lake, but it is the largest on the planet (371.000 km2), and quite salty. Since the 1990’s, the water level has been dropping a few centimeters every year. This drop will accelerate during the upcoming decades.
People living in Scotland’s vulnerable coastal areas are being asked to make their mark on an exhibition addressing key environmental concerns.
Two projects in Orkney have been successful in applying for funding from Historic Environment Scotland (HES) as part of Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters.
With climate change now driving rapid sea-level rise, the team says the effects will not always be as simple as a forced human retreat from coasts.
Dr David Griffiths of Oxford University and his team have been researching the archaeological landscapes of West Mainland.
” I’ve been thinking about the archaeological dig at Swandro, on the island of Rousay.”
“You could weave a tale, about the fisherman’s hand, and how it came to be where you found it………”