Proposals have been put forward on the development of Orkney’s World Heritage Site – known as The Heart of Neolithic Orkney which comprises the Maeshowe tomb, The Standing Stones of Stenness, The Ring of Brodgar and the village settlement of Skara Brae.
The Bishop’s and Earl’s Palaces in Kirwall have reopened to visitors for guided tours.
Those under 16 years of age will get free access to ticketed sites managed by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) this summer.
Historic Environment Scotland is set to re-open more of the sites it manages as we continue to ease out of restrictions.
18th April is World Heritage Day
Maeshowe: an Orkney Saga is on Kickstarter now and you can receive a copy of the published game in return for backing the project up until it finishes on 4th February 2021.
“The swaps include the reversal of multiple architectural features normally placed on the right-hand side being on the left only inside the side chambers. “
The highest density of Norse runic inscriptions in Scotland are from Orkney. But what can we tell from them about the people who carved them ?
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.
We have taken the decision to close public access to our staffed properties and offices until further notice, with effect from 5pm on Wednesday 18 March.