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This evening, I am providing two examples of ancient and eco-friendly technologies for milling grain, mainly barley.

Both can be found on Scottish islands, namely Isle of Lewis (west) and Orkney (north).

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Barnhouse Neolithic Site, Orkney with Loch Harray in distance.,

This evening, I am posting information on the Barnhouse Prehistoric Settlement on Orkney, Scotland. This is sited by the shore of Loch of Harray, Orkney Mainland, Scotland and in close proximity to other important Neolithic sites such as Maes Howe, Stones of Stennes and Ring of Brodgar.

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Brough of Birsay at Low Tide.

This evening, the focus of blog is the Brough of Birsay on Orkney. This location is a tidal island approached by a causeway. The site features in the Orkneyinga Saga as Byrgisberad, the district of byrgi, a fortification.

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