“For someone who’s built the first astronomically aligned stone circle in the British Isles for over 3000 years, my growing acquaintance with them has been a long-drawn-out process. “
There’s More To Brochs Than ‘Choost an’ Owld Pile of Ston’ – to quote from the title of Ken McElroy’s dissertation!
“I received the latest Newsletter from the Caithness Broch Project and it has all sorts in it”
Archaeologists will be back on site from Monday 20th June to Friday 12th August 2022 and visitors are welcome
Visitors can now book tickets to Maeshowe as part of HES’s new seasonal activity for 2022, with more sites set to follow in reopening across the country on a rolling basis.
‘Fiat Lux’ – ‘Let there be light’
” this is a journey into the soul and conscience of us all.”
Scottish Community Tourism (SCOTO) is a new network of around 100 community owned tourism organisations and enterprises, with community tourism organisations in Orkney and Shetland among those backing the initiative.
“It holds the light, and its shape echoes the shape of the window above, made of coloured glass and therefore giving multi-coloured light.”
The beauty of St Magnus Cathedral as the new doors bring in the light
The reopening of the historic attraction, built during the Napoleonic Wars to protect merchant ships, is part of Historic Environment Scotland (HES)’s seasonal roll out for 2022.