Standing Stones

The Standing Stones of Stenness, looking north-west towards the Ness of Brodgar. (Sigurd Towrie)
“The first decayed and new ones were made. And in time the new ones became old, yet still they were ...
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Picture: Jo Bourne
…at the north-west end of the Bridge of Brogar is a large dilapidated tumulus, which appears to be the ruin ...
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The Odin Stone. Marchioness of Stafford. 1805.
"As we passed the Bridge of Brodgar, we could dimly descry the Standing Stones of Stenness on the eminence but ...
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The Barnhouse Stone, Stenness. (Sigurd Towrie)
“…on the day itself, at the death of one year and the birth of the next, the sun drops onto ...
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"A slightly different form of expansion may be present at Howe, Stromness, Mainland, where two buildings initially interpreted as a ...
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The Deepdale Standing Stone, Stromness, Orkney (Sigurd Towrie)
By Sigurd Towrie Head north along the road parallel to the south-western shore of the Stenness loch and a single ...
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Winter snow. (Sigurd Towrie)
"Each of the remaining pillars is about 18 feet above ground: one was lately thrown down, but has not been ...
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Comet Stone and Ring of Brodgar. 2000. (Sigurd Towrie)
"The old track now passes by a small, solitary standing stone slab, encircled in green for some distance around its ...
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Skara Brae - Jim Richardson
In 2012, Jim Richardson visited the Ness to capture images for a planned National Geographic feature article. The resultant images ...
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Ness of Brodgar. (Jim Richardson)
“Seven thousand years ago, Mesolithic hunter gatherers walked the long ridge of land in the heart of Orkney, known today ...
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It's a beautiful day in the West Mainland of Orkney. One of those very rare summer days when there's hardly ...
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The Watchstone and the Brig o' Brodgar (Jim Richardson)
"When on the way to the Bridge of Brogar, attention is at once arrested by a singly giant monolith … ...
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