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Rediscovered: Unique 5000 year old human figurine from Skara Brae

June 16, 2016

A long lost Neolithic human figurine found at Skara Brae in the 1860s has been rediscovered in the collections of Stromness Museum.  Dr David Clarke identified the figurine among artefacts from Skaill House donated to the museum without provenance* in the 1930s, while undertaking research on Skara Brae funded by Historic Environment Scotland. Dr Clarke said:“Amazingly, we found it in the last box of the day. I’ve always thought this figurine to be...

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'On the North Russian Front'. An Orcadian Officer in the Russian Civil War, 1919

April 9, 2016

This year we have a special exhibition on display at Skaill House. 'On the North Russian Front', tells the story of HW Scarth, 11th Laird of Breckness, and his part in the Allied Intervention in North Russia.HW Scarth was only a schoolboy when the First World War broke out, but by 1918...

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Free Open Day, Saturday March 26th (Easter Weekend)

February 12, 2016

We're so pleased to tell you that, for the first time in many years, we will be holding a free of charge open day on Saturday March 26th (Easter Weekend), from 9.30-5.30. Normally only open to visitors on a joint ticket with Skara Brae, for one day only get free access to Orkney's finest 17th Century Mansion. Explore the rooms of the house, its collections and its grounds, and experience...

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Ivan Drever House Concert

November 20, 2015

We're very excited to be hosting an House Concert at Skaill House with legendary Orcadian Musician Ivan Drever, on Friday 18th December.Born in Orkney, the renowned Scottish folk singer, songwriter and guitarist, Ivan Drever, has recorded a host of albums, both solo and with other performers. A founder member of Wolfstone, he performs worldwide and his songs and tunes have been recorded by an impressive list of Artists. For more information about...

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