The Folklore of Orkney’s Monuments


Beware the Mound-Dweller! A short illustrated history.

This talk will take the audience on a brief journey through time, following the history of the Orkney mound-dweller. Based on Nela Scholma-Mason’s doctoral thesis, the talk will explore the relationship between farmer and mound-dweller over the past centuries and how this has shaped our views on the Orkney landscape – from medieval attitudes towards prehistoric sites to unexpected adventures of Victorian archaeologists.

The talk is accompanied by illustrations; stories told by Tom Muir; and a short silent film.

Ticket price: £6 / £4. Tickets are being used for this event.

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