A blog that backs a bi-monthly magazine covering all the islands of Scotland
Saturday, 28 January 2012
They Came, Saw and ...
These Norse settlements on Rousay look substantial enough. When the Vikings invaded Orkney, as well as other parts of Britain, there was, apparently, mayhem followed by a constructive phase. A new book, From Machair to Mountains, emphasises this intermixing feature. Oxbow Books may be a useful source for this publication.