“The Cairns is so very important archeologically.”
It can grow up to 2m tall and is found in heathland, woodland edges and gardens. This pretty flower is also a valuable source of nectar for bees.
“But as night falls you are still alive/For in dreams, it’s you I’m with”
England was in the midst of the consequences of The Black Death and repeated waves of pandemics. There was extreme economic hardship for the people. A poll tax had been imposed in 1380 and was deeply unpopular.
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”
“The discovery promises to fundamentally change understanding of 17th-century social, maritime and political history.” Prof Claire Jowitt
The Orkney News is very pleased to announce that as part of Scotland’s Year of Stories we have been awarded funding to make a series of short films highlighting stories from Orkney.
“Jubilee year 1977 – my final year at Uni – not much money – on a student grant – remember those?”
In the aftermath of Culloden, Orkney experienced a wave of plunder, burnings and retribution in 1746 for those who had supported the cause of Bonnie Prince Charlie.