The Ring of Brodgar in Orkney looks impressive at any time but even more so when it is covered in a layer of snow.
£4,800 has been awarded to Orphir Community Council to improve the audio visual interpretation at the Orkneyinga Saga Centre, Orphir.
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.
“The Historic Environment Recovery Fund is open to any organisation which works to ensure Scotland’s historic environment is understood, valued, cared for and enjoyed, and it may be possible for some organisations to apply to more than one funding stream.”
At some HES sites traditional methods are being used rather than strimmers and mowers
Historic Environment Scotland which manages key historical sites across Scotland and in Orkney like Skara Brae will be phasing in the opening up of some of the properties in its care. Others will remain closed for the duration of 2020.
“The emotive wording of some responses expressed the pressures people were under to cope with the crisis on a personal and professional level”
The impact of mass tourism on the UNESCO World Heritage Site ‘The Heart of Neolithic Orkney’ was the subject of a public consultation commissioned by Historic Environment Scotland.
With all visitor places closed, Historic Environment Scotland has launched a new model of its top attraction, Edinburgh Castle in 3D.
“This research shows that Darnaway still had reserves of old growth oak, by then a very scarce and valuable resource in Scotland.”