The Hall

5 August 2021
Open day 2021

Open day 2021

Hello all,Clestrain on a bonnie day.During the dig we had fog over Scapa Flow and no sight of Hoy at [...]

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31 July 2021
Dig 2021: #12 Steps cleared

Dig 2021: #12 Steps cleared

Our view of Hoy from The Hall of Clestrain. Just a little clearer, but it soon fogged in again.Here we [...]

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30 July 2021
Dig 2021: #11 Steps revealed

Dig 2021: #11 Steps revealed

Patience hath brought this better day, but the Hoy View is no clearer! Even the cows have given up!Do read [...]

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30 July 2021
Dig 2021: #10 Ash and Dung

Dig 2021: #10 Ash and Dung

Hello each and all,The news starts with our resplendent view of Hoy, yet again! Maybe the coos have hindsight?Our [...]

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28 July 2021
Dig 2021: #9 Drain exposed

Dig 2021: #9 Drain exposed

Today’s view to Hoy!Now on with the dig….Here we have cleaned down to a firm layer of compacted glacial clay. [...]

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27 July 2021
Dig 2021: #8 Lifting the Slabs

Dig 2021: #8 Lifting the Slabs

The damp day dawned to this view of Hoy from John Rae’s family home.With the rain, our trench by the [...]

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25 July 2021
Dig 2021: #7 Thoughts so far

Dig 2021: #7 Thoughts so far

Hello readers of our Blog.Today was not a digging day. For me it was a day of reflection as I [...]

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24 July 2021
Dig 2021: #6 Through the midden

Dig 2021: #6 Through the midden

This is our trench opening at the East wall of the West Pavilion. We are doing this to discover the [...]

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23 July 2021
Dig 2021: #5 More recording

Dig 2021: #5 More recording

Sue Dyke and Duncan McNeish drawing the West facing elevation of the step well to the Hall of ClestrainThe drawing [...]

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