A Chair & Some Stones

by Bernie Bell - 09:28 on 21 July 2022

A Blog In A Blog……..

Tom Muir, Engagement & Exhibitions Officer at the Orkney Museum, Tankerness House, Kirkwall, has been kind enough to say that I can reference, link to, ‘do what I want’ with information about what’s happening in the Museum.  I signed up to have updates posted to me and received this one today, so I thought I’d share it......


I have a liking for traditional Orkney chairs – can’t afford one as they now cost lots, but I like to sit in the accessible ones in the Museum - NOT THE ONES BEHIND ROPES!  They are a gift to a person with a bad back who has been traipsing around town – they hold you. 


Orkney Triangular Stones – and heart-shapes too……

Folk who are out and about on Orkney beaches might have noticed that there are quite a lot of naturally shaped triangular stones.  We have one in our hallway....

Orkney Archaeologist Chris Gee has made wonderful sculptures from them…

And yesterday, another big one was found at the Ness of Brodgar…..


Once again,  I’m wondering did the ancient people like to re-create the shapes they saw around them in nature?   And then, as Chris did, embellish them in some way?

The other appealing shape found naturally in stone on Orkney beaches is hearts….lots of them, big, small and in between….



and here’s something I made earlier….. https://theorkneynews.scot/2022/04/11/spicy-black-eyed-beans/



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