“The Cairns is so very important archeologically.”
We’re sorry to announce that, due to unforeseen circumstances, this summer’s excavation at The Cairns has been cancelled.
After a pause of two years the archaeology dig at The Cairns, Windwick, South Ronaldsay, is set to happen again!!
“Mike was on his Easter break, it was a sunny day, so we drove down to South Ronaldsay – admiring the daffodils along the roadsides on the way”
Strong west to southwesterly winds, gales for much of the morning especially for the west. Maximum temperature 10 °C.
“My parents and grandparents are buried in the kirkyard and my father, the late Reverend Picken who was minister of the Parish in the early seventies, instilled in me a deep conviction that the building was of national importance and should be preserved.”
“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! “