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Chewing Through Orkney’s Prehistoric Past

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Chewing Through Orkney’s Prehistoric Past

"Walk up close to any of Orkney’s standing stones, the exposed walls of Skara Brae, or even one of the many recently built stone walls that keep the cattle penned in on one of Orkney’s modern farms, and you’ll notice an abundance (and likely a variety) of lichen."

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Dun Hallin Broch

Dun Hallin Broch

"...as I crouched down, taking in the surrounding countryside with my senses and my camera, I leaned into the wall for support and felt the whole thing move, not a little, but inches, back and forth with every strong gust."

Trumpan Church

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Trumpan Church

"The alerted MacLeods proceeded to slaughter every member of the MacDonald party, then dragged their bodies up behind a dry stone wall (or dyke), and pushed the wall over on top of them."

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Saint Columba's Isle

Saint Columba's Isle

"This secluded area was the central point of Christianity in the Hebrides from the 10th to the 16th century. Before that, it was probably a significant Pictish site."