Category: Around the Ness

Big Howe. Sigurd Towrie

Big Howe

Stand in the centre of the Stones of Stenness today and a short distance to the south-east, in the adjacent field, you will see a low mound. This is Big Howe, all that remains of a large Iron Age feature that once dominated an area 150 metres away from the stone circle. Read more


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… Read more