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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: 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 2

by Chris Brooks, Heritage Action. Day 1: After successfully transferring from train to bus and finally plane, I arrived in a reasonably sunny Inverness. It was about 4pm and after picking up the hire car I made my way towards the Bronze Age Clava Cairns, a short distance east from the city. On the way […]

Scubi’s Scottish Adventures: Part 1 – Travelling

by Chris Brooks, Heritage Action. Many of us harbour a dream of visiting far away places on a ‘trip of a lifetime’, whether that be to the other side of the country, or to the other side of the world. One Heritage Action member recently did exactly that, and fulfilled his dream. This is his […]

Heritage Action Review of the Year

As the year draws to a close, it’s traditional to look back at what has been, and possibly to look forward at what’s to come. 2012 was a busy year for the Heritage Journal, so join me as we look back and recall some of the highlights, month by month… January Our series looking at […]

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 […]