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Dun Garbhlaich (Stone Fort / Dun) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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South Ronaldsay — News

Whale bone DNA gives new clues to Iron Age Orkney life


When they first unearthed the container near a broch at South Ronaldsay, archaeologists knew it was a hollowed out whale vertebra.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-50308033

Breakachy Burn (Kerbed Cairn) — Images

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Dun Mor (Breakachy) (Stone Fort / Dun) — Images

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Dun Mor, Baleshare (Stone Fort / Dun) — Fieldnotes

The entrance to this dun, in my opinion, is in the north east as a line of turf covered stones, not the wall, lead to dun. They also lead to the part of the dun which is still built. The small hillock is about 20m wide with the site sitting on top being 10m wide. As usual, someone thought it a good place to build a dry stone dyke.

From Dun A Dise head back along the minor road taking the first road south west, follow the road as it veers north then take the road the heads west and follow it until it ends. In front of the farmhouse there is a track that almost leads straight to the dun via jumping a couple of gates.

The light that night was of the type that that made everything appear black with an orangey backdrop. Looking west we got very lucky, the outline of St. Kilda could clearly be seen, a sign that I must really go back there as well.

Visited 28/7/2019.

Dun Na Dise (Stone Fort / Dun) — Fieldnotes

I wanted to get across to this dun but was warned by locals the sands were hard to judge and that the previous evening someone, not me, had had to rescued from the sands slightly further to the north. When I'm here next, I'll try again.

However like Beveridge, even looking from a safe distance, this looks like it might have been a Broch, the builders taking advantage of stones already there.

Next time.

Visited 28/7/2019.

Grimsay Wheelhouse (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Links

Canmore


Good aerial pics of the wheelhouse.

Grimsay Wheelhouse (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Fieldnotes

An update to Greywether's fieldnotes.

It is now on Canmore, has its own website and even better still there are guided tours of the wheelhouse by the excavators. Sadly for us, the chap at Port Nan Long informed us that he had been on the tour the previous night. These must be reasonably well known as the people at Grimsay Knitwear seemed to all about it as well.

The loch just to the south of the wheelhouse, Loch Honoray, contains two duns.

Go via the cottage mentioned by GW, follow the path over the hill, down the other side, jump a wee burn, climb up the other side, head east, over the gate, keep going and in a short time you'll looking down on top the wheelhouse. The outside wall was built by the excavators who picked up non site stones to create a dry stone dyke.

We loved it, like the dun at Sticir, it was near the top of the must visit sites.

Visited 28/7/2019.

Dun Fhamhair (Hillfort) — Images

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Battle Hill (Hillfort) — News

Archaeologists return to Aberdeenshire woodland to dig into region’s prehistory


Archaeologists have returned to an Aberdeenshire woodland to uncover further secrets and shed light on what life was like for north-east peoples thousands of years ago.

More info :

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeenshire/1816669/archaeologists-return-to-aberdeenshire-woodland-to-dig-into-regions-prehistory/

Carn Challard (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Torran Ban (Hillfort) — Images

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Tom an Uird Wood (Cairn(s)) — Images

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