Tag Archives: Kirkwall

CHAT conference in Orkney – RURALITY

Register for CHAT 2016 now! Registration closes 7th October Draft programme available on CHAT website Contemporary and Historical Archaeology in Theory (CHAT) conference 2016 21-23 October Theme: RURALITY Place: Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland Venue: Orkney Theatre, The Meadows, Kirkwall Host: University … Continue reading

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Circular walks: some recent experimental GPS tracks

Peedie Sea, Model Boating Lake, Kirkwall, Orkney (14/11/14). Circular walks using two GPS receivers. The Peedie Sea (or Peerie Sea, meaning small sea) symbolises the growth of Kirkwall; from a merchant shipping town where the inlet serviced numerous piers and … Continue reading

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A present from Orkney (Part 1)

  Orkney’s charity shops are treasure troves. Particular favourites are local souvenirs from the 1960s and 1970s: plates, bowls and trinkets advertising holiday destinations in Orkney, referencing a time when ‘staycationing’ was still the norm.     Many of the … Continue reading

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