Saturday, 19 July 2014

Built to Last

When constructions have been made on Hoy - the 'high island' - in Orkney there has been a longevity about them. Work on Dwarfie's Stane (below) relates to the era of 5000 years ago.

The house at Rackwick has been brought up-to-date, but probably was commenced a couple of hundred years in the past. Now there is talk of reviving the oil tanks built in the Hoy hillside for protection during

the Second World War. Northern Oils, from Banff, will be investigating whether these 60-year-old facilities, which appear to be in remarkably good condition, can have their usage revived. Continue with The Orcadian report. 

Scottish Islands Explorer - some 15 years of information in store

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