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Scubi’s Scottish Adventure: Last day on Orkney

We continue the story of Scubi’s ‘trip of a lifetime’ around the Scottish Highlands and islands, with details of his last day on Orkney… This is my final full day on Orkney and I will be sorry to go. I thought today I would check out the main town of Kirkwall which I have not […]

Scubi’s Scottish adventure: Isle of Rousay

Herewith, the latest segment in the serialisation of Scubi’s trip of a lifetime to Scotland’s highlands and islands last year. For those wishing to catch up on the story so far, a list of previous episodes is as follows: Part 1 – Travelling Part 2 – Clava Cairns Part 3 – Banks Tomb Part 4 – Tomb of the […]

Scubi’s Scottish adventure: Isle of Eday

It’s been a while, (Part 8 was published back in September last year) but at last we can continue the serialisation of Scubi’s trip of a lifetime to Scotland’s highlands and islands. For those wishing to catch up on the story so far, a list of previous episodes is as follows: Part 1 – Travelling […]

Scubi’s Scottish adventure: Part 8. Broch of Gurness and Cuween tomb. Day 5

by Chris Brooks, Heritage Action. All images © Chris Brooks. Kirkwall Day 5 Today started with a trip into Kirkwall as I wanted to visit some of Orkney’s amazing islands and the main booking office was there.  It is not difficult to find, sited close to the ferry port in Kirkwall harbour and is signposted […]

Scubi’s Scottish adventure: Part 7. Stenness and Brodgar. Day 4 – Part 2

by Chris Brooks, Heritage Action. All images © Chris Brooks. Unstan is a neatly kept chambered tomb not too far from Brogdar on the other side of Stenness Loch along the A965.  There is adequate visitor parking in a set-aside area and the tomb is a short walk along a marked path. The chamber is […]

Scubi’s Scottish adventure: Part 7. Stenness and Brodgar. Day 4 – Part 1

by Chris Brooks, Heritage Action. All images © Chris Brooks. Day 4 Well, return I did. After a good night sleep I got up and drove straight back to Brodgar but again it was occupied by the maintenance team cutting the grass. Just checking my map, there were a couple of other places in the […]

Scubi’s Scottish adventure: Part 6. Stenness and Brodgar

by Chris Brooks, Heritage Action. All images © Chris Brooks. The route back was quite hard going against the wind and now the rain had started again. In fact at times it was hitting my face so hard it felt like riding a motorbike in a hailstorm with the helmet visor open (trust me, not […]

Scubi’s Scottish Adventure: Part 5. Crantit and Grain Souterrains, Rennibister Earth House etc

by Chris Brooks, Heritage Action. All images © Chris Brooks.   The weather had turned wet and windy, and while checking my programme of events I decided I would visit some of the more local sites that day. Now I was staying in Finstown, which is very close to some of the local sites that […]

Scubi’s Scottish Adventures: Part 4. Tomb of the Eagles

by Chris Brooks, Heritage Action. All images © Chris Brooks. I left Banks very happy and made my way to the Tomb of the Eagles. In comparison to Banks this place seems better organised in terms of signage and parking. I paid my entry fee (£6.80 I think it was) and was led into an adjoining room where […]

Scubi’s Scottish Adventures: Part 3. Banks Tomb

by Chris Brooks, Heritage Action. All images © Chris Brooks. Day 2:  Battle of the Tombs. Attack of the Otters. I was awoken at 5am by some other person arriving and parking right next to me with their radio blasting out… what is it with people and their need to make as much noise as possible […]