“A trip to Orkney gives you the opportunity to look back in time: through both world wars, crofting, Norse and Neolithic eras. Locals say if you scratch the surface of Orkney, it bleeds archaeology. Venturing further back, the rugged landscape affords glimpses into the geological heritage that physically shaped our islands many millennia ago.” Lorna Brown, See Orkney Tours
Welcome to Tea Toast & Trivia.
Thank you for listening in.
Join me as I travel across the ocean to Orkney, where the fresh sea air and rugged landscape captures the spirit of daring souls. I am delighted that I am meeting up once again with my friend, Lorna Brown of See Orkney Tours, who was our family’s intrepid guide through the mists of ancient Orkney. We touched the Standing Stones of Stenness and traced the prehistoric path of the Ring of Brodgar.
The last time we met up with Lorna was on the white sandy beach that leads up to Skara Brae, a 5000-year-old Neolithic village. Skara Brae is the best-preserved Neolithic village in northern Europe, which offers a unique window into the lives of the farmers who lived there between 3,100 and 2,450 BC.
In March 2021, I travelled virtually with Lorna back to the 19th and 20th century to see how farming continues to be a vital part of Orkney’s history and present-day activities. It was a sunny, winter day when we met up, perfect for our adventure. So, come back with us, fill up a thermos with hot tea and bundle up with a warm coat and walking shoes.
Thank you for joining Lorna and me on Tea Toast & Trivia. A special thank you to you, Lorna for sharing the stories of Orkney and for promising to come back. Until then, dear listeners, you can meet up with her at See Orkney Tours. As the world continues to experience travel restrictions, it is good to know that we can still travel the world virtually, from our dining room tables.