Where it all began . . .

  • The stone that started it all!
  • Uncovering the south-western corner of Structure One.

Trawling though my photograph archive (while looking for something entirely different) I came across the original pictures, from April 8, 2003, of the discovery on the Ness that started it all! So here they are – considerably larger than they’ve been used before.

large, notched stone slab had been ploughed up and was originally thought to be part of a Bronze Age Burial cist.

Because there was the possibility that human remains had been disturbed, a rescue excavation was undertaken by Beverley Ballin-Smith and Gert Petersen, from the Glasgow University Research Division.

Their trench, however, revealed the south-western corner of what we know as Structure One.