Skara Brae is a stone-built Neolithic settlement, located on the Bay of Skaill on the west coast of Mainland, the largest island in the Orkney archipelago of Scotland. Consisting of ten clustered houses, made of flagstones, in earthen dams that provided support for the walls; the houses included stone hearths, beds, and cupboards.
The Orkneys, an archipelago of islands off the northern coast of Scotland, are home to some of the greatest neolithic treasures in western Europe: from the settlement of Skara Brae to the Ness of Brodgar.
Explore the 3D scan of House 7 at Skara Brae, sealed off and closed to the public, including 5,000-year-old patterns on the side of a bed...
An exploration of Skara Brae, a neolithic settlement on the west coast of Orkney. It dates to as early as 3180 BC and was abandoned around 2500 BC.
An epic 15-part series that examines the growth of British civilisation from the neolithic days of Stonehenge through to the twentieth century. Written and presented by Simon Schama, the first episode journeys into the past to Skara Brae, a neolithic village of 50 people dating back to 3,000 BC and discovered in 1850.