Take a short walk with us through Olav’s Wood, South Ronaldsay in this film. You never know what (or who) you might see.
On Friday June 30th the archaeological dig at The Cairns in South Ronaldsay held an Open Day, giving the public a valuable opportunity to view the current work and to hear about the discoveries that have been made to date.
Orkney Islands Council has hired Shirley Collier Consulting to carry out work on what might happen next. There is a short questionnaire in which you can share your views.
“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.”