This week The Heart of Neolithic Orkney has been celebrating its 20th birthday as a World Heritage Site.
“While we recognise that fencing and gating can be visually intrusive, it has been necessary to install a robust structure to withstand the high winds in Orkney.”
In 1791, a ship called The Fortune was sailing from Skye to America. On board the ship were Highlanders who were planning to emigrate to America.
“There exists the potential for a single extreme event destroying part of Skara Brae”
£300,000 is to be spent at the Stones of Stenness, in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney to upgrade car parking facilities and improve the pathways network.
Thursday 25th of April, the Archaeology Institute UHI will be hosting a discussion on : Climate Change and World Heritage – Orkney and Beyond.
It was only a few days ago that one of the standing stones at Orkney’s ancient Ring of Brodgar was vandalised in the most recent case of graffiti to appear on them
The site is the most visited place on Orkney and is frequented not just by visitors but by locals too.
“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”
The summer solstice this year was celebrated in Orkney at the Comet Stone, the Ring of Brodgar.