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🎶 I'm a survivor, I'm gonna make it 🎶 The later years of Noltland Castle’s history were tumultuous! The #Orkney  castle was seized by Lord Robert Stewart in 1572. In the 1650s it was fired by the covenanters & in 1745 it was set on fire by Hanoverian forces!

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Who lives in a house like this? A murderer! (Allegedly) Noltland Castle was built for Gilbert Balfour. Balfour was implicated in the murders of Cardinal Beaton at St Andrews and Henry Lord Darnley#MaryQueenOfScots ' 2nd husband).

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Did you know the oldest representation of a human figure in Scotland is a woman? Meet the #Orkney  Venus (aka the Westray Wifie). She's around 5,000 years old & was unearthed by archaeologists at the Links of Noltland in 2009. #InternationalWomensDay  #IWD2019 

Noltland Castle was built for Gilbert Balfour, master of #MaryQueenofScots ’ household. He was also Sheriff of #Orkney , Constable of Kirkwall Castle and a man who had need for strong defences!

DY watch last night's doc on Orkney's prehistory? Here's Neil Oliver filming at (a sunny) Links of Noltland

New on the @HistEnvScot  blog, a great post about #archaeology  at Links of Noltland:

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Our senior archaeologist Richard takes a look at what's been going on at the Links of Noltland

@AngelaLeaNorqua It's in Orkney at the Links of Noltland - here's some more info:

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