Category: Around the Ness

Around the Ness: Skaefrue

By Sigurd Towrie Lying around 110 metres (120 yds) downslope and south-west of the Ring of Bookan is the large Bronze Age barrow known as Skaefrue. The flat-topped, sub-circular mound is on a slope...

Skara Brae (Jim Richardson)

Around the Ness – Skara Brae

“Nowhere, except in Egypt or at Pompeii, is a prehistoric settlement to be found, the streets, huts and even domestic furniture of which are in such perfect preservation” Professor V. Gordon Childe. Letter to...

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Walk the Ness Neolithic Trail

Although visitors can’t come to Orkney at present due to the Covid pandemic travel restrictions, we’re all looking forward to a time when things get back to some semblance of normality. So if you’re...

Knowes and Barrows

Around the Ness: Knowes and barrows

“We know little about most of the mounds around the Ring, though the clustering is enough to demonstrate that proximity was important.” Mark Edmonds. Orcadia: Land, Sea and Stone in Neolithic Orkney. 2019.  ...