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Time for a wander into the past, this time to a visit to the Orkney Islands north of the Scottish mainland in 2014. The Orkneys have had very little attention on TE for some years.
The Broch of Gurness is an Iron Age village on the north coast of the west mainland area. It was settled sometime after 500 BC and abandoned in the 5th century AD. That main structure is quite large and is thought to have had an timber upper floor with a thatched roof.
It was another of those places that you have to yourself to wander around as the tour groups are all taken to the older Skara Brae, a place closer to the main town of Kirkwell. There was just a caretaker and a seal there as well.
There is another view in the WS and my previously posted Broch of Gurness 1 photo is in the West Mainland folder.

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