🎶 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!
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).
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
DY watch last night's doc on Orkney's prehistory? Here's Neil Oliver filming at (a sunny) Links of Noltland
Our senior archaeologist Richard takes a look at what's been going on at the Links of Noltland…