Proposals have been put forward on the development of Orkney’s World Heritage Site – known as The Heart of Neolithic Orkney which comprises the Maeshowe tomb, The Standing Stones of Stenness, The Ring of Brodgar and the village settlement of Skara Brae.
“Skara Brae, Skaill House in the back ground and Skaill Bay to the left in this picture by Bill Friskin”
The Bishop’s and Earl’s Palaces in Kirwall have reopened to visitors for guided tours.
Those under 16 years of age will get free access to ticketed sites managed by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) this summer.
“I’d had a bad night – didn’t sleep much – so we thought a gentle stroll along the sand at Skaill Bay would be just right “
18th April is World Heritage Day
Tickets must be booked in advance
Tickets must be booked online in advance.
“We hadn’t been to Skaill Bay for months – rules is rules, and we stayed close to home.”
Historic Environment Scotland which manages key historical sites across Scotland and in Orkney like Skara Brae will be phasing in the opening up of some of the properties in its care. Others will remain closed for the duration of 2020.