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.
Looking down on the Pierowall and its natural harbour in Westray, Orkney, Scotland. Image credit: Jim Richardson
Join the Rangers of Historic Environment Scotland at the Ring of Brodgar for a walk on Thursdays, 7thApril 2022 to Thursday 21st April 2022.
Islanders are being offered the opportunity to help shape the future of a new app which encourages people to explore more of Scotland’s islands for more of the year.