“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
#Brodgar – Protecting the Path
It’s been several months since we last paid a visit to The Ring of Brodgar. We went on Saturday 11th of February 2023 to see how the protection measures were faring at this World Heritage Site
Shaetlan: Da History o ‘Jarlshof’
“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
Share Your Views On Heritage
“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
Managing Coasts: Drone Surveys
“To effectively manage our coastline for ecological, societal and economic sustainability, we need this improved understanding of the behavior of our beaches and nearshore dynamics.” Chip Fletcher. UH Mānoa
Join In An Insightful Adventure At The Ring Of Brodgar
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.
Re-creating An Islamic Glass Vessel Discovered At Caerlaverock Castle
Tiny sherds of glass unearthed at Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfriesshire, way back in the 1990s have inspired people to imagine what the amazing Islamic vessel that they came from would have looked like.
The Heart of Neolithic Orkney: Follow Up
We are grateful to a reader for alerting The Orkney News to the fact that we had not provided an update on this : How do Orcadians View The Heart of Neolithic Orkney? published on June 14 2020
Are Scotland’s Battlefields Protected From Development?
Do you think Scotland’s battlefields are adequately protected from being built over?
Hall of Clestrain Reveals Its Hidden Depths
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.