September 2017 Picture of the Month

 

Stone Stacks, Birsay, Orkney. Another image from our Ornkey trip in June, these sculptural stacks of beach stones have been built by numerous visitors to the Orkney island of Birsay, a small tidal island off the north-west tip of Mainland. Similar stone stacks can be seen on the shore of Skaill Bay near the Neothlithic village of Skara Brae. Birsay is home to the remains of settlements from both the Pictish and Viking eras, spanning the 7th to 12th centuries.

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