Where it all began . . .
Trawling though my photograph archive (while looking for something entirely different) I came across the original pictures, from April 8, 2003, of the discovery on the Ness that started it all! So here they are – considerably larger than they’ve been used before.
A large, notched stone slab had been ploughed up and was originally thought to be part of a Bronze Age Burial cist.
Because there was the possibility that human remains had been disturbed, a rescue excavation was undertaken by Beverley Ballin-Smith and Gert Petersen, from the Glasgow University Research Division.
Their trench, however, revealed the south-western corner of what we know as Structure One.