“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! “
Playing With Shapes At Burwick
“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.”
South Isles Residents Campaign Against Continued Closure of Recycling Centre
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’.
Revealing The Cairns – Part Two
“Beads!!!!! The Cairns excavation is showing just how much our Iron Age ancestors liked ornament, either for themselves, or their living space………”
Revealing The Cairns – Part One
“From an interesting hummock in the land, this site has emerged and risen, year by year, structure by structure, layer by layer.”
The Bay Of Bones
“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!”
The Cairns Broch and a Fin Whale – The End of Two Giants
“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
The Cairns, On A Sunny Sunny Open Day!
The Cairns broch and village at Windwick, South Ronaldsay, is rising from the earth, year by year.
South Ronaldsay West Coast Walks – Part Two – Or ‘A Walk Between Two Cairns’
“It was a sunny, breezy day, so we thought to avoid the cold East wind, by walking on the West coast – of South Ronaldsay. “
St Margaret’s Hope: Take Time to Dander About
The Hope ( The Hup) is a delightful village with a lot going on so it would be a pity if visitors and locals alike just passed through it instead of taking the time to have a dander about.