Old names and older stones…was there an earlier name for the Ring of Brodgar?

Fresh Knowe, one of a number of large mounds and barrows surrounding the Ring of Brodgar.
Fresh Knowe, one of a number of large mounds and barrows surrounding the Ring of Brodgar. (Sigurd Towrie)

Orkney.com screenshotWas there an earlier name for the Ring of Brodgar? An Orcadian name that preceded the antiquarian title introduced in the mid 1800s?

According to our very-own Sigurd Towrie, it seems there was – although the jury is still out on whether the name specifically referred to the stone circle or the entire Ness of Brodgar.

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