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If it isn’t broch, don’t fix it! Exploring Caithness’ Broch Project

Posted: November 28th, 2018 | Posted in: General News

If you’ve been looking for new and alternative activities to excite your weekends, you’re in luck!

Did you know that there are more broch sites in Caithness than anywhere else in Scotland?

Now before you begin searching google, a broch is an Iron Age drystone hollow walled structure found only in Scotland. True, this definition doesn’t scream excitement. However, these architectural remnants are not only beautiful, but they also provide the perfect excuse to explore the wonders of the Highlands.

Thrumster Garden Broch
Thrumster Garden Broch

 

Are you looking for the perfect excuse to get out and explore the mysteries of ancient Scotland? From Yarrow to Wag of Forse, there are plenty of stone wall masterpieces lurking around Caithness. In addition to an abundance of broch sites, Caithness is also blessed with Standing Stones, Stone Circles, Cairns, Castles and plenty more mysteries awaiting the intrepid adventurer.

 

If they’re so common why haven’t I heard about them before?

Despite the overwhelming selection of historical sites across Caithness, very little is done to promote them! That’s where the Caithness Broch Project step in; an exciting, grass-roots charity

Whether its rebuilding a broch using the same techniques as original builders, the Project seeks to preserve and provide an insight into the lives of people originating from the Iron Age.

The Broch Project are working hard to promote and rebuild the historical significance of Caithness through our ancestors remains. You can take part too! The Project offers a range of outreach events and conservational efforts.

To uncover the hidden past of Caithness or if you take an interest in preserving the Highland’s heritage sites, explore the Broch Projects website for further information and ways you can get involved!

camster cairns caithness brochs

 

For further information on regarding Caithness’ heritage and historical sites, explore Mackays guides to all things history.

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