Beating a New Path at the Ring of Brodgar
Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:48 am
Full article: http://blog.historicenvironment.scot/20 ... 55d2da6597Learn how we are tackling erosion at an ancient stone circle in Orkney: the Neolithic Ring of Brodgar.
The Ring of Brodgar is a huge stone circle in Orkney, constructed somewhere between 2500 and 2000 BC. It’s part of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site and is looked after by our Orkney Monument Conservation Unit based in Kirkwall.
When you visit the site, it appears natural and without clutter – but keeping it this way requires a substantial amount of work behind the scenes! We juggle rabbits, conservation works to the stones, and turf repairs to footpaths (needed to protect the underlying archaeology) with providing access to over 80,000 visitors every year.........