Rousay is a small island that can be reached by ferry from Mainland Orkney. There are number of cairns and other historic structures that can be visited, and small car parks are provided by the sides of the road.
Swandro, on the west coast of Rousay, is the location of a number of sites of historic interest - from Midhowe Broch to the north through to the Knowle of Swandro further south, and much more beyond. This short video focuses on the old church of St Mary, now a ruin after a new church was built in 1815, the Wirk (remains of a tower on the edge of the church burial ground and thought to be the site of a Norse hall), and Skaill farmstead where there is ongoing excavation work organised by the University of the Highlands and Islands, documenting the use of the site from the Norse era to the C19, when the site was subject to clearance by the Westness Estate.
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