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Ness of Brodgar (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — News

2015 season starts


The new dig season got off to a VERY wet start yesterday with all mucking-in today to catch up on the process of preparing the site for further excavation. Excellent overview to a large group of visitors by Roy Towers..........managed to complete JUST before another squall came in !

Banks (Chambered Tomb) — Fieldnotes

Visited on July 6th, finding the site greatly altered since our first visit in 2012. The tomb has seen no great changes.......just a large and thick sheet of fibreglass forming part of the roof, and a iron grille with padlock for security purposes.
The Skerries Bistro is now housed in a large modern steel building at the "front" of the site with adjoining visitor centre. Carol now handles the indoor, hands-on part of the visit, with Hamish showing you around the tomb structure (between bailing out water from the floor!) They continue to resist attempts of a "takeover" and thoughts of a raised false roof. No desire currently to excavate further any of the chambers.
Both Carol & Hamish are very open about the very blinkered approach of the local authorities which has strengthened their desire to leave well alone for the moment. A visit now costs £6 and the bistro fayre is even better!

Stonehenge and its Environs — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Templewood (Stone Circle) — Images

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Nether Largie North (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Worlebury (Hillfort) — Fieldnotes

For those who wish a less arduous visit, Worlebury Camp can be reached by car (to a car park) by approaching it at high level from Worle village

Beinn A'Charra (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Grianan of Ailech (Stone Fort / Dun) — Images

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