Sketch by W. A. Donnelly (dated 1895) of the Cup & Ring marks on the Cochno Stone, West Dunbartonshire. Published by John Bruce in 1896 image via The Urban Prehistorian
A Different Kind Of Rock Art – Part Five
Rackwick, Hoy – Just a small sample of the colourful, pleasingly rounded stones
A Different Kind Of Rock Art – Part Two
“Found on an Orkney beach “
Observations On Reading ‘Mountains of The Mind’ – By Robert MacFarlane
“It might tempt you, to read it too”
“we decided to go for an airing rather than a big walk.”
‘The Stones of the Ancestors – Unveiling the Mystery of Scotland’s Ancient Monuments’
“This book has introduced me to a whole new set of places that I want to visit, and some ideas which I hadn’t come across before.”
Orkney’s Ring of Brodgar
The Ring of Brodgar in Orkney looks impressive at any time but even more so when it is covered in a layer of snow.
Balanced Boulders and Seismic Hazard
“During the Han dynasty in 132 CE, polymath Zhang Heng invented an ‘instrument for measuring the seasonal winds and the movements of the Earth’ (Houfeng Didong Yi, for short): the first seismometer. “
It’s Something People Do……….
“All over the world, through time – people have carved images of things which matter to them – often in places which matter to them. “
Alison Sutherland ‘Rocks’
This amazing woman left behind not just the fond memories of those who knew her but stored inside her garage is an outstanding geological collection.