Getting Excited......

by Bernie Bell - 09:59 on 15 July 2022

Getting Excited……

Mike has booked time off work at the end of July and….we plan to visit the dig at the Ness of Brodgar https://www.nessofbrodgar.co.uk/!!!!

The dig didn’t happen for two years - due to Covid.  It resumed last year on a more limited scale than usual, but still very much A GOOD THING and a good place to go and be.



This year the full site is open, and work has resumed on the enigmatic Trench T.  When I saw the original Trench T – which has now expanded to have bits in it with names, such as Structure 27 https://www.nessofbrodgar.co.uk/about/trench-t/structure-twenty-seven/  - I thought…… “There’s something going on there”.

I had a Trench T song, which went like this……………………….

"Trench T, Trench T, Trench T, Trench T

Trench T, Trench T, Treeeeeeeeeeench Teeeeeeeeee

(Repeat – ad nauseum)"

And I wittered about Trench T to all and sundry…………………………………

“Re. the Ness...it's not always the glamorous finds that matter.  Trench T  is a biggie………

With Trench T - it's not so much the central area, the bit that used to look like Eric's home made guitar, it's as they spread out in that area, that's where things are going to turn up - where things are turning up!  It's outside the main 'enclosure', an area for workshops, manufacture, ( or slaughter) which may also have been used after the main, central enclosed area was de-commissioned.  Maybe......”


“Stand at that point, in front of Loch View, and....look - LOOK at what you would have been seeing…….

Much Mahalo to all who are revealing this.


Trench T puzzles the archaeologists – it even puzzles site Director Nick Card, and to do that it has to be very mysterious as Nick….knows. Nick wrote about Trench T for the OAS Review for 2017….


…which is still available to buy from the OAS on-line shop….   https://shop.orkneyarchaeologysociety.org.uk/

Lots of links?  Well – there are!!!


Here’s one I made earlier…… https://theorkneynews.scot/2017/07/24/conversations-with-magic-stones/

One of my nephews described me as being ”stone mad” – I suppose I am!

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