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One of the best known prehistoric archaeological sites in Scotland, Jarlshof in Shetland -the remains of this site date from 2500 BC up to the 17th century AD. Photo by Pigalle on Flickr.

One of the best known prehistoric archaeological sites in Scotland, Jarlshof in Shetland -the remains of this site date from 2500 BC up to the century AD. Late Neolithic house remains mark the.

Skara Brae:: Further excavations followed and, between 1928 and 1930, the dwellings we see today were released from their protective cocoons. At the time, the village was thought to be an Iron Age settlement, dating from arounf 500BC — but this was no Pictish village. Radiocarbon dating in the early 1970s confirmed that the settlement dated from the late Neolithic — inhabited for around 600 years, between 3200BC and 2200BC.

Skara Brae, late neolithic settlement on the Orkney Islands, Scotland. Picture Sigurd Towrie, The settlement was covered by sand and thus preserved.

Glamis Castle through the gates - Scotland

Glamis Castle through the gates - Scotland. Remember the highland cows we stopped to take photos of here. Such a beautiful castle.

Map of Scotland and places of surnames:

In my Scottish House we would of course have a map of the Clans so we could trace where our ancestors came from.Scottish clan map from Scotland's history

Glennfinnan Viaduct, Scotland

It was built between July 1897 and October 1898 at the cost of Located at the top of Loch Shiel in the West Highlands of Scotland, the viaduct overlooks the Glenfinnan Monument and the waters of Loch Shiel.

Its appearance is as mystical as its discovery. A heavy storm in the late 19th century tore through the aged low cliffs at Shetland, revealing an unusual settlement.

Jarlshof is the best known prehistoric archaeological site in Shetland, Scotland. - Described as "one of the most Remarkable Archaeological Sites ever excavated in the British Isles", it contains Remains dating from 2500 BC up to the century AD.

Isle of Iona (Scotland)! is "generally lengthened to avoid confusion" , which means "Calum's (i.e. in latinised form "Columba's") Iona" or "island of Calum's monastery".

Isle of Iona (Scotland)! is "generally lengthened to avoid confusion" , which means "Calum's (i. in latinised form "Columba's") Iona" or "island of Calum's monastery".

Intriguing lost cities

Intriguing lost cities around the world

Skara Brae, Scotland More a village than a city, this prehistoric set of ruins in Orkney is of a small farming settlement over 5000 years old. It was discovered in 1850 after a wild storm revealed the stone remnants.

Isle of Sky, Scotland

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The Storr, Scotland Highlands, Isle of Skye. The tallest peak there is called the Old Man of Storr. It is a great landmark, if one needs one on that enchanted isle.

don't call me betty | (via 500px / Photo “Piper and Drummer ” by Richard...

Piper and Drummer (via / Photo by Richard Findlay) . that tartan color combo is the first I've seen, very beautiful! I want that exact tartan to upholster a chair!

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