Scotland’s Stone Age Ruins


Dotted with megaliths, settlements, and tombs, Stone Age Orkney was well connected to the rest of its world, a religious complex and pilgrimage site whose cultural influence stretched far beyond its shores.

Jerome N. Cookson, NGM Staff. Sources: Nick Card, Archaeology Institute, University of the Highlands and Islands; Caroline Wickham-Jones, Department of Archaeology, University of Aberdeen; Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland