Today, it is raining heavily and overcast, this is locally known as ‘driecht’ It’s a driecht day, meaning overcast or wet and rainy.So, I thought I would take the opportunity to air a theory in regard to rock carvings.

Many of the rock carvings, e.g.Kilmartin and Arran comprise rings of concentric circles with what appears to be a channel through the rings at the six o’clock position. In reading a publication on the archaeology of Orkney I noticed an uncanny similarity between the rock carvings and plans of prehistoric tombs dating from around the same period. Is the purpose of these rock carvings to ‘connect’ in some way with the tombs?

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