This week The Heart of Neolithic Orkney has been celebrating its 20th birthday as a World Heritage Site.
“We parked in the car park, walked along the board walk, crossed the road, and, on the entrance gate to the path, saw the first of the new signs – one which I heartily approve of!”
“While we recognise that fencing and gating can be visually intrusive, it has been necessary to install a robust structure to withstand the high winds in Orkney.”
Even when the Ring of Brodgar is hotching with visitors you can still find places away from the madding crowds.
“There exists the potential for a single extreme event destroying part of Skara Brae”
If you can – choose when you visit
£300,000 is to be spent at the Stones of Stenness, in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney to upgrade car parking facilities and improve the pathways network.
It was only a few days ago that one of the standing stones at Orkney’s ancient Ring of Brodgar was vandalised in the most recent case of graffiti to appear on them
“reading of the St. Magnus Graffiti Project got me thinking about all the graffiti I’ve noticed on the stones at the Ring of Brodgar “
“It took a while for anyone to notice, then Prof. Colin Richards noticed, that the types of stone used at the Ring of Brodgar, were different, as you work your way round the circle. “