Category: Around the Ness

Maeshowe interior. (Jim Richardson)

Around the Ness: Maeshowe

By Sigurd Towrie Part One “But the most remarkable tumulus in Orkney is situated to the north-east of the Ring of Stenness and is called M’eshoo or Meashowe (sic).” Lieutenant F. W. L. Thomas....

The Ring of Bookan, Sandwick. This ditched enclosure at the north-western end of the Ness covers a similar area to the Stones of Stenness. Unlike the Stones of Stenness, however, it has no entrance causeway. (Sigurd Towrie)

Around the Ness: The Ring of Bookan

By Sigurd Towrie “The Ring of Bookan, in the same neighbourhood [as the Ring of Brodgar], appears to be a similar platform, but it is enclosed with an earthen vallum, and exhibits abundant traces...