Discover. In 2003, Arnie and Ola Tait asked a local farmer to plough the field next to their house at Brodgar.  Set a bit deeper than previous years, the plough unearthed an impressive carved slab, and the archaeologists were called in to have a look.  What seemed at first a single ancient grave turned out – over 13 years of excavation – to be one of the most significant Neolithic sites in Western Europe.  Ola had spent her life as a designer exploring her Norse and Celtic heritage, as well as the imagery of famous Neolithic sites like...
Our local paper,The Orcadian, has today reported that we will be welcoming an incredible 141,000 cruise line passengers during the tourist season this year. For a place with a population of roughly 21,000, that is a lot of extra people! While this may pose a number of logistical issues for the county, for us here at Ola Gorie, it means more tourists visiting our shop on the main street, than we have ever seen before.  As a relatively small, family run business, we don't always hold a large number of all our jewellery in stock, so we are now faced...