“I remember standing, looking over a gate just past the Brig O’ Brodgar, between Stenness and Harray lochs – and noticing that two squares of turf had been lifted.”
“The archaeology dig at the Ness of Brodgar had to be cancelled for this year, as did many other digs and events, due to – well – you know what.”
Evidence has now come to light from the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute research excavation at the Ness of Brodgar of woven textiles in use 5,000 years ago.
“I know – we’re all looking forward to Christmas, but, let’s look forward a bit farther ahead, to the summer, and the digging season on Orkney.”
The working studio/shop ArtWorks of the Earth, as you have known it for the last 3 years, is closing on 15th of October.
“Glory be to God for dappled things –”
Exceptional things are still being found at the Ness of Brodgar
“It’s an exhibition which includes………paintings by Jeanne Bouza Rose….technical things ( way beyond my ken) by Jim Bright…and Renga Poetry produced by a group input.”
‘Vanishing Point’ by Jeanne B Rose runs from the 8th December 2018 – 2nd February 2019
In a recent visitor survey 53% of respondents said they chose Orkney as a destination because of the archaeology it has