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Image credit - Graham Orriss, Heritage Action

In an act of extraordinary generosity (that contrasts sharply with the Treasure Act reward system we have recently highlighted) an anonymous history lover has acquired and gifted a house and garden at Stenness to the Orkney Heritage Society. The house is immediately adjacent to the Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology excavations and, over the years, it has become clear to the archaeologists that the Neolithic structures on site run under the house and continue across much of the garden. The gift was made in order to ensure further excavations can take place in future.

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