“When is a dolmen not a dolmen? When it’s a cromlech or a quoit?”
“And then I stood and leant my back against one of the stones…….”
Duncan Lunan who writes The Orkney News astronomy column and beginner’s guides is also the man behind the building of the Sighthill Stone Circle.
“Some years ago I had a discussion with a very patient archaeologist about a big stone which is lying down in the Barnhouse Neolithic settlement.”
An OS map and good footwear are strongly advised for this expedition!
“An example of a significant Standing Stone treated in, in my view, a similarly strange way, and one which I am more familiar with, because I’ve been there and met the stone, is the Stone of Destiny on the Hill of Tara in County Meath, Republic of Ireland”
“Having just finished ‘Skara – The Fourth Wave’ by Andrew Appleby I thought I’d write of my response to reading this book”
The Ring of Brodgar as the longest day nears its sunset, 20th June 2020 between 11.15pm and 11.45pm.
“Exactly a year ago, 20th March 2019. the new Sighthill stone circle was officially revealed to the media.”
For at least two thousand years, and ending more than three thousand years ago, the British Isles supported one of the most advanced ‘colleges’ of astronomers in the ancient world.