It’s been several months since we last paid a visit to The Ring of Brodgar. We went on Saturday 11th of February 2023 to see how the protection measures were faring at this World Heritage Site
“It is high time Orkney undertook a long, honest, holistic appraisal of tourism and how it operates here.”
Beautiful wallpapers, patterned textiles, and interiors decorated with murals and stencilled designs – the design culture created by the decorated farmhouses of Hälsingland.
As Scotland gets ready to welcome the thousands of attendees flying in to attend the global climate summit COP26 in Glasgow it is worth looking at how other island communities are attempting to develop a sustainable tourism industry.
Proposals have been put forward on the development of Orkney’s World Heritage Site – known as The Heart of Neolithic Orkney which comprises the Maeshowe tomb, The Standing Stones of Stenness, The Ring of Brodgar and the village settlement of Skara Brae.
Orkney Islands Council is set to welcome 200 Cruise ships into the islands in 2022 despite serious concerns from many islanders and a little thing called ‘A Climate Emergency’.
“The swaps include the reversal of multiple architectural features normally placed on the right-hand side being on the left only inside the side chambers. “
The impact of mass tourism on the UNESCO World Heritage Site ‘The Heart of Neolithic Orkney’ was the subject of a public consultation commissioned by Historic Environment Scotland.
“This research shows that Darnaway still had reserves of old growth oak, by then a very scarce and valuable resource in Scotland.”
” “It’s important that the public have the opportunity to have their say as we begin development of our new management plan for the site”