Tag Archives: Orkney

Orkney’s Neolithic village, Skara Brae ~ Deborah Jay

Reblogged from Deborah Jay: Orkney’s most famous Neolithic site (and if you’ve been following my posts, you must by now realise there are a LOT of them), is the extremely well preserved stone age village SKARA BRAE From Wikipedia: “Consisting … Continue reading

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Orkney – the Broch of Gurness ~ Deborah Jay

Reblogged from Deborah Jay: During this strange phase of our lives, I plan to keep on sharing our tour of Orkney last year – so lovely to look at places we cannot currently visit. Swapping time periods again, next came … Continue reading

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#Orkney – St Magnus Cathedral #Scotland ~ Deborah Jay

Reblogged from Deborah Jay: After crawling into Neolithic tombs on the first morning of our Orkney holiday, the afternoon was time for a shift to a more recent historic site – St Magnus Cathedral. Of course, ‘recent’ is relative, if … Continue reading

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Dark Enchanted Isle ~ Gavin MacGregor.

Reblogged from heritagelandscapecreativity: The small ferry left Stromness as the storm began to rise. With the distant island mountain already backdropped by troubled skies and foregrounded by rising waves, it struggled to land briefly at Graemsay, spilling out people and … Continue reading

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An Orcadian Diary (3): Maeshowe – near life, far life – Steve Tanham

The strange feeling in my head began when the Historic Scotland guide said, “We can’t really call it a burial chamber as no bodies were ever found here…” It wasn’t a headache, more of a lightness…. almost a prompting, an … Continue reading

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Rings of Earth and Sky – Steve Tanham

To find that time and circumstance Had placed us in an isle of fertile space Where others led us to a place A ring wherein the sky and earth would quarter meet There is no sense of wonder deeper Than … Continue reading

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