“We carried on along the road, and noticed the outline of the Burnt mound as marked on the map, just up the hill to our left. There’s another one further along the road, as you turn up the hill.”
Some brighter spells in the west at times. Maximum temperature 16 °C.
“We were heading for a walk along by the Oyce of Quindry in South Ronaldsay, and were wondering if it might be a bit murky when we got there”
“New Year’s Day 2021 started with some heavy rain showers – verging on sleet – but, if we let showers stop us we’d never go out! “
“we took time to explore around the concrete honeycombs by the car park for the Burwick ferry, and I was fascinated by the shapes and the light and scenes caught through the shapes.”
Half the population of the linked islands of Burray and South Ronaldsay have signed a petition ‘to insist on the re-opening of the recycling centre in St. Margaret’s Hope’.
“Beads!!!!! The Cairns excavation is showing just how much our Iron Age ancestors liked ornament, either for themselves, or their living space………”
“From an interesting hummock in the land, this site has emerged and risen, year by year, structure by structure, layer by layer.”
“The Sands O’ Wright is still full of interest, bones or no bones, and, this time, instead of bones we were hoping to find wood – old wood – very, very old wood!”
“This research helps us to recognise the significant role that the treatment of the fin whale had in the dramatic procedures of deliberately ending of the monumental broch.” – Martin Carruthers