Skara Brae, Orkney

Skara Brae featured as Chapter 1 in my very first ever History book. At 5000 years old this rivals anything found around the Mediterranean, but maybe not Egypt. Good story – I thought aged 6, having read the material, it was years later that I discovered that there was indeed such a place. But as a Geographer, I thought the same about about Kelham Island when I first read about it in a Geography text. Hector’s first cynical moment is traced back to this, yet I believed every other dubious story delivered to open minds in Primary 1.

Apart from one reconstruction, not on site, Skara Brae has been maintained as found.

Four Days and Nights on Orkney





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