Wednesday, 17 September 2014

THE WEEKEND IN THE ORKNEYS


Milbrig  Our home on Orkney
Saturday morning a bright clear morning with much sun. We sat outside and read and laid plans for Kirkwall Library and then onto Mull Head, Deerness on the East Mainland. We thought Kirkwall Library might contain records of where the Birmingham University’s Department of Ancient History, and therefore Sian was digging a Picts site in 1981.


No luck in the library and as we drove out to Deerness a thick mist descended on the peninsular! We drove on think we found the field, near Skaill Farm where most of the work was done.  Just before this we thought we found the old school when she and a group of 20 other students stayed during the three-week dig. Enquiring at Deerness Stores we met a farmer who confirmed the old school as the place and also supplied the wheelbarrows for the dig each year. So the mist (of time) partially lifted.

Orkney  Some of the places we have visited