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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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Housesteads Roman Fort & Hadrian's Wall

Housesteads Roman Fort & Hadrian's Wall

"Much of what remains is a sprawling collection of ruins made low by time and by nearly 2,000 years of locals using the stone blocks for their own purposes. But it's still a grand sight to behold, set off by a backdrop of some of stunning scenery."

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."

The Abandoned Village of Unish

The Abandoned Village of Unish

"Now the only occupants are the sheep, oblivious remnants of the agricultural and societal shift that brought about the town's demise."