“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”
Visit the Swandro Excavation!
Archaeologists will be back on site from Monday 20th June to Friday 12th August 2022 and visitors are welcome
Maeshowe Neolithic Tomb Reopens to Visitors
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.
More Light In St. Magnus’ Cathedral
‘Fiat Lux’ – ‘Let there be light’
‘A View from Orkney: Beautiful Lies and Ugly Truths’ by Robinson RR
” this is a journey into the soul and conscience of us all.”
Stromness Museum Features in New Tourism Network
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.
A Vessel Of Light In St. Magnus’
“It holds the light, and its shape echoes the shape of the window above, made of coloured glass and therefore giving multi-coloured light.”
‘You Are Welcome Here’ : St Magnus Cathedral
The beauty of St Magnus Cathedral as the new doors bring in the light
Hackness Martello Tower Reopens After 2 Years
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.