As I've posted many times here, archeology is "big" in Orkney. This last week an exciting find was discovered by some builders on the island of Sanday, one of the Northern Orkney islands. It was a stone slab about 4ft 6 inches long bearing what is thought to be a 1,200 year old carved Pictish stone cross. Click here for more details.
Summer is also the time for various archaeological digs in Orkney, and here are some links to their blogs:
Ness of Brodgar
Info on a dig on the island of Rousay
Brough of Deerness Blog
General news about archeology in Orkney
I'm hoping to visit the Ness of Brodgar dig again this year so will post photos! (Previous posts 2010, 2009)