Rousay is known as the Egypt of the North for its amazing archaeological sites and now it has got even better with the discovery of a Viking Drinking Hall at Skaill Farmstead.
“ This is tremendous recognition for the work of the Destination Viking Association, of which INS in both Orkney and Shetland is a longstanding member.”
If you think Runes are a long dead language with nothing to tell us today then think again.
“Vikings are often seen as marauding heathens – praying to Odin & Co – but many were Christianised,”
The Brough of Birsay is a tidal island and contains the remains of a Norse settlement.
Located adjacent to a beautiful and peaceful single track road this was once where a high status residence existed with a large drinking hall and a round church
The runic inscriptions are the only contemporary written evidence of Norse women in Scotland.
“The place name Skaill is associated with old sites from the Norse period”