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Orkney

Archaeologists marvel at Neolithic axe finds in Orkney


A large number of stone axes are among more than 30,000 pieces of pottery, bones and tools found so far at a 5,000-year-old site in Orkney.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-45113734

Experts ask if there was a tsunami in ancient Orkney


A new academic paper has suggested it is possible neolithic mass burials in Orkney and Shetland contain the bodies of tsunami victims

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-45035429

Highland (Mainland)

Further evidence of Bronze Age cemetery at Drumnadrochit


Archaeologists have uncovered a Bronze Age burial cist close to where two of the stone slab-built graves were previously found.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-44847198

Scotland (Country)

Warm weather reveals previously unknown archaeology


Archaeologists say recent dry weather has given them the best chance since 1976 to detect new sites from the air.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-44812713

Climate change risk to 28 historic sites in Scotland


Landmark Scottish castles and chapels are among 28 historic sites at "very high risk" from climate change, according to a new report.

A further 160 properties were found to be at "high risk" from flooding, coastal erosion and slope instability.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-42687874

Including some prehistoric sites in Shetland and Orkney.

Highland (Mainland)

Site chosen for replica Iron Age broch in Caithness


A site has been chosen in Caithness for a planned reconstruction of an Iron Age broch.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-42445823

Evidence of 'special site' for Bronze Age burials near Loch Ness


Archaeologists say they are finding increasing evidence that a site near Loch Ness was important for burials in the Bronze Age.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-42351956

Isle of Skye

60 million-year-old meteorite impact found on Skye


Geologists have found evidence of a 60 million-year-old meteorite impact on the Isle of Skye.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-42351959

Clachtoll (Broch)

Discoveries made at Iron Age house site in Assynt


Volcanic pumice stone and pottery of a type common on the Isle of Lewis have been found at a 2,000-year-old site in the Highlands.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-42250514

Lynchat (Souterrain)

Work on A9 leads to 'Iron Age finds' in Cairngorms


Work on the A9 has led to the discovery of a possible structure, pottery and a stone tool from the Iron Age.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-42227561

Sanday

Archaeologists exploring the secrets of Sanday whales


Archaeologists based in Orkney are investigating a number of 19th century whale skeletons recovered during a dig at a neolithic site.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-42066646

Penchrise Pen (Hillfort)

Turbine plans near hill fort near Hawick rejected


Plans for a wind farm near the site of an ancient hill fort in the Scottish Borders have been unanimously rejected by councillors.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-41899701

Original Story.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-41843876

Scotland (Country)

Heritage 'angel' award winners revealed


The winners of the Scottish Heritage Angel awards have been revealed.

(Good to see Whithorn and in particular Leslie Merriman receive awards)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-41638223

Stonehenge builders 'ate food from Scotland'


The "army of builders" of Stonehenge ate animals brought from as far away as the north east of Scotland, according to a new exhibition at the famous Neolithic site in Wiltshire.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-41669774

Cambridgeshire

'Most important' Ely Bronze Age gold torc on display


One of England's "most important Bronze Age finds" has gone on display for the first time near to where it was found.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-41513451

Lewis and Harris

Archaeology worth £4m to Western Isles' economy


Standing stones that are 5,000 years old are helping to boost the Western Isles economy by £4m a year, according to a new report.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-41498458

Thing's Va (Broch)

Possible evidence of Norse parliament site near Thurso


Possible evidence of a medieval Norse parliament meeting place may have been found at an archaeological site in the Highlands.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-41485948

Scotland (Country)

Heritage 'angel' contenders across Scotland revealed


A shortlist of 12 nominees in four different categories has been revealed for the annual Scottish Heritage Angel Awards.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-41415926

Whithorn Roundhouse worth a vote but then again they are all excellent.

North Ayrshire (incl. Arran)

Remains of 6,000-year-old dwelling found in Ayrshire


The remains of a 6,000-year-old dwelling have been uncovered during water mains work in Ayrshire.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-41347487

Clachtoll (Broch)

Iron Age ruins in Assynt recreated in 3D


A 3D model has been created of the ruins of an Iron Age home in the Highlands.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-41347333
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