Artwork & Stone Sculpture
Combining a thorough knowledge of Orkney’s archaeology with a skilled hand and eye for aesthetics, Christopher’s Neolithic stone sculptures are wonderful to behold and touch. Carved stone balls, geometric patterns, smooth polished stone axes and mace heads, all sculpted from stone found locally in Orkney using stone age tools and techniques.
We love Orkney’s archaeology, and we would like to take some home. But since we can’t, we created chocolate archaeology instead. With these delicious chocolate artefacts, you can really delight in the past! Neolithic, Pictish and Viking chocolate ranges available.
Guided tours of Orkney
Thinking of visiting Orkney? Ragnhild would be delighted to be your guide. Individuals, couples, families, small or larger groups are all welcome. Specialities: Nature walking, folklore and storytelling, archaeological heritage, Vikings, Norse & runes, Saga tours, Orkney literature and culture, Pilgrimage with Saint Magnus.
Vil du oppleve Orknøyene? Ragnhild blir gjerne med som din guide. Enten du kommer alene, med din kjære, som en familie, vennegjeng eller gruppe, er du hjertelig velkommen. Spesialiteter: Vandring i den fantastiske Orknøyske naturen, folketro og eventyr, den arkeologiske arven, vikingtid og den norrøne kulturen fra den tida Orknøyene var del av det norske riket, Orknøyenes litteratur, språk og kultur, pilgrimsvandring med Sankt Magnus. Ragnhild er den eneste fastboende guiden på Orknøyene med norsk som morsmål. Bli med på en skreddersydd omvisning eller meld deg på en tidsreise.
Jump on the time machine and go back to the Viking Age, Middle Ages or the Victorian era!
Timetravel tours is a hands-on experience of the past, and fun for the whole family.
Our most popular time travel tour is Viking Hiking, where you visit Orkney’s Viking past, cook over open fire on the beach, and try your hand at Viking crafts and skills.
Packages of chocolate archaeology and the occasional stone sculpture are available in the web shop. We are happy to post to anywhere in the United Kingdom or European Union / EEA.
Orkney Viking Week 2019
Coming up in 2019: Orkney Viking Week!
This will be a week packed with learning and fun, practical workshops and outings.
Watch this space for dates & details – coming soon.
Pre-register your interest by contacting us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Delight in the past: discovery blog
A saying goes that if you scratch Orkney’s surface, it bleeds archaeology. We like to go off the beaten track and discover the hidden traces of the near and distant past. We traipse through heather, trek up hills, balance along cliff edges, and sieve through sand to discover more. We photograph, think and write, but never take or destroy any of what we see. In this blog, you can share in these discoveries.
Also by us
If you like our blog, you might also like some of the other things we have done:
Mimir’s Well is a popular column written by Ragnhild in her academic job at University of the Highlands and Islands. It is about all things Orcadian: Orkney dialect, literature, customs and beliefs, Nordic connections, and more.
The Smerquoy Blog is about Christopher’s excavation of a Neolithic settlement site at Smerquoy farm near Kirkwall. It has, among other things, yielded Orkney’s oldest piece of art.
Chrissie’s Bodle is a book about Orkney poet and short story writer Christina M. Costie, written by Ragnhild.
Sigurd the Dragonslayer is a children’s story and activity book, written by Ragnhild. Here, the reader can take part in the Norse hero Sigurd’s adventure and help him solve problems along the way.
We are currently restoring The Georgian House on Kirkwall’s Victoria Street with a view to offering self-catering accommodation.
The Georgian House is a beautiful town house dating to the late 1700s. Once owned by the proprietor of Highland Park Whisky Distillery, the house has a rich history, and many of its original features are still intact. It also has a large walled garden.