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Archeological Sites of Orkney Scotland- Lochview

Updated on June 19, 2013

"Lochview" Gift to the People of Orkney.

In 2011 there was an anonymous benefactor who gifted a property to the people of Orkney. The house is located right next to the Orkney Research Center for Archeological Excavations on the Ness of Brodgar. This was a great gift indeed as the archeologists have known for some time that the house has Neolithic structures running under it as well as through the garden of the property. The benefactor found out that the property was to go on the market at which point took the steps to secure the property as a future excavation site.

Taking Care of "Lochview"

When the Orkney Heritage Society was contacted or approached on taking care of and managing the property they were honored and delighted to take on the responsibility. This wonderful donation or gift is a great help in ensuring the preservation of the Ness. It is being considered being the headquarters during excavations for the dig teams. There is negotiations going on to decide what other uses it can be for during the rest of the year. It is so wonderful to see the generous people in the world at work such as the benefactor of "Lochview".


We have so much more to learn about our history and how our ancestors lived. Even with all the advancements that we have in technology today we still overall know very little about the Orkney area. There has been a type of scanning called "Magnetometry" being done around Orkney. This is a technique used for mapping and measuring the patterns of magnetism in the soil. We are able to find magnetic traces in ancient soil where perhaps leafs were burned with the proper equipment we can get some amazing results.


We are still unable to unlock the many mysteries of the Orkney Islands at this point in time; but who knows what lies in the future as technology advances day by day. The Orkney Islands are filled with much wonder and mystery that continues to draw visitors from all corners of the world. I hope you have enjoyed this wee adventure with me through some of the most famous archeological sites of Orkney. This journey has come to an end but hopefully you will join me in the future exploration of a different site in a different part of the world. I will say cheerio for now but look forward to the next wee adventure!



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