Viking Feast on the Beach, Scapa, 24th July

Take part in a Viking Feast on the fabulous sandy beach of Scapa just 2 miles south of Kirkwall Enjoy Viking food cooked over open wood fire. Play Viking games. Learn Viking skills and crafts. Listen to stories of Viking Orkney. Fun for all the family. 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm at Scapa Beach. Meet […]

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Yule Feast

Orkney Viking Yule Feast 30 December with Orkney Time Travel now open for booking

Celebrate midwinter in style with a Viking Yule Feast! Monday 30th December 18:00-21:00 We are transforming the atmospheric Quoyloo Old School into a Norse hall (that’s right, we are not on the beach this time). There will be a Viking meal served on wooden plates and drinking horns, as we celebrate Jol (Yule) like the […]

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The Men in Maeshowe: Why did they break in?

7.00 pm – 8.00 pm Venue: Maeshowe Visitor Centre, Stenness Who broke in to Maeshowe in the 12th century and carved runes on the walls – and why did they do it? Dr Ragnhild Ljosland looks at clues from the Norse period in this talk which links the Maeshowe runes with Norse beliefs and folklore […]

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Layers of sand, layers of history

Lines in sandstone caused by natural weathering. Despite the visual similarity they are not runes.
Lines in sandstone caused by natural weathering. Despite the visual similarity they are not runes. Reverse side of stone. Lines in sandstone caused by natural weathering. Despite the visual similarity they are not runes. Beach combing in Burray Burray is an exciting place for beach combers: Along a wide, beautifully arched bay, the layers of [...]Read more of Layers of sand, layers of history...