Visit a Place

The Story of Orkney's World Heritage Site

Sunday 8 March 2020

Holyrood Park Education Centre

This photograph forms part of the Abertay Historical Society's photographic collection and shows a group of people, mainly women, inspecting the archaeological site of Skara Brae in the Orkney Islands, c1955

This talk is delivered by our Deputy Head of World Heritage, Alice Lyall. 

The monuments that make up the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site were built up to 5100 years ago. The great stone circles and the monumental tomb at Maeshowe have stood in the landscape ever since, while Skara Brae was lost to knowledge until a great storm revealed it in the 19th century. 

This long story of construction, loss, change, and discovery is still continuing today. Come along to hear more about the past, present and future of Orkney’s World Heritage Site.

When emailing to book your place, please include:

  • your name and contact number

  • Name and date of the walk you'd like to attend 

  • the number of spaces you'd like to reserve

Image © Archive Services, University of Dundee. Licensor

Select from 1 available date until Sun 08 Mar 2020

(This calendar is for informational purposes only, please select a date when booking your tickets.)