Monthly Archive: May 2023

Ring of Brodgar. (Sigurd Towrie)

Exhibition: Dowsing at Brodgar

A set of dowsing rods and the fantastic archaeology around the Ness of Brodgar were the inspiration behind a new art exhibition at the Orkney Museum. Local artist Samantha Gray… Read more
Courtesy National Library of Scotland

Vestrafiold – the enclosure

On the lower slopes of Vestrafiold, south-west of the megalithic quarry are the remains of a large, possible prehistoric, enclosure. Covering an area of around seven acres (2.8 hectares), the oval feature was defined by a “wall” of upright flagstones running around its perimeter. Little is known about the site, which, in terms of construction, “is completely unlike any other enclosure in Orkney”. Read more