“That’s people, that’s humans. We like to make our mark, and we do so, sometimes in ways which are laudable, and sometimes in ways which are not.”
In the (not so bleak) Mid Winter
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