by AIA Tours
June 27, 2013
Follow along with the AIA Tours group hiking Scotland's northern isles, in the company of archaeologist Mary MacLeod Rivett, with this blog entry by the Tour Manager. Join us when we repeat this program in June 2014! Contact AIA Tours for details at aia@studytours.org or (800) 748-6262.   Day 7: Saturday, June 22 We left early for our day on Unst, the most northerly inhabited island of Shetland. We took the ferry to the isle of Yell, then drove north across the island for the ferry to Unst. Unst was an important hub for the Vikings, and Viking longhouses are all over the island. We visited the remains of the longhouses at Underhoull, which have been excavated in the last decade. The walk also included Underhoull broch... Read More
by AIA Tours
June 24, 2013
Follow along with the AIA Tours group hiking Scotland's northern isles, in the company of archaeologist Mary MacLeod Rivett, with this blog entry by the Tour Manager. Join us when we repeat this program in June 2014! Contact AIA Tours for details at aia@studytours.org or (800) 748-6262. Day 4: Wednesday, June 19 The Broch of Gurness, also known as Aikerness broch, was our first stop for today. We made sure to be there when it opened and we were the only visitors on this magnificent site, which includes the broch surrounded by a settlement and protected by a deep ditch. Gurness is located opposite the Midhowe broch on Rousay, which we visited yesterday. We then drove across Orkney Mainland to Yesnaby and began our coastal walk,... Read More
by AIA Tours
June 20, 2013
Follow along with the AIA Tours group hiking Scotland's northern isles, in the company of archaeologist Mary MacLeod Rivett, with this blog entry by the Tour Manager. Join us when we repeat this program in June 2014! Contact AIA Tours for details at aia@studytours.org or (800) 748-6262. Day 1: Sunday, June 16, 2013 On the first day of the tour, we sailed north from Aberdeen to Kirkwall. The sea was flat calm as we cruised north up the east coast of Scotland. After six hours we arrived at Kirkwall, the main town and capital of Orkney. Day 2: Monday, June 17 Today we headed for the heart of Neolithic Orkney. In the west of the mainland there is an isthmus of land between the Loch of Harray and the Loch of Stenness that contains the... Read More
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