The 4,000 year old Corrimony Cairn is what is known as a Clava Style of cairn. It consists of a circular structure piled high with carefully placed stones. Around its outside are standing stones.
Today the Stone of Destiny is in the care of Historic Environment Scotland (HES) on behalf of the Commissioners for the Safeguarding of the Regalia. HES have been conducting forensic tests on the Stone using a variety of techniques.
Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has announced the opening times of its sites across Orkney.
“Inclusive and accessible funding for communities and organisations looking to engage with, preserve and protect our historic environment is vital.” Neil Gray, Culture Minister in the Scottish Government
“Our sites across Orkney are hugely significant to our heritage, spanning 5,000 years of history and covering some of the most diverse sites in our care. It is really important that we do our best to preserve them for future generations and this programme of work is crucial to achieving that. ” Craig Mearns, Director of Operations at HES
“This is such a symbolically significant step as this is the first time ever that Shetlanders can see their own language represented as an equal among other languages on one of their own historical sites.” Prof. Dr. Viveka Velupillai
“We have a rich vibrant heritage in Scotland and it’s important that everyone has a chance to contribute to how we care for, protect and promote our historic environment for future generations to enjoy.” Neil Gray Culture Minister
Cycling UK Orkney, RSPB Orkney and Historic Environment Scotland would like to invite everyone to join a FREE nature walk around the Ring of Brodgar.
Do you think Scotland’s battlefields are adequately protected from being built over?
The Hall of Clestrain, childhood home of Arctic explorer Dr John Rae, is surrounded by a moat which over the years has become completely blocked up.