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    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...
As you may have read elsewhere on our website, the Ness of Brodgar really is one of the most impressive and inspirational archaeological sites in the world.  To start to come to terms with its complex structures, and hundreds of beautiful but mysterious carvings, you need an expert guide.  During the summer, when the dig is in full swing, there's a team of enthusiastic folk to help you see past the piles of stones to the amazing civilization lying underneath.  But in the long dark days of winter, when the site is covered up to protect it from the Orkney wind and...
We're already nearing the end of the first (and best!) week of our Countdown Discount.  For the next five hours or so you can get 20% off anything you order from our website. But that offer - our best of the year - ends when the bells of St Magnus toll midnight.  So don't waste any more time reading this blog...get straight over to the jewellery.  Just enter the code OLA20 at check out to get your discount.  
Okay, we all know that the Ness of Brodgar is the name of Ola Gorie's newest jewellery collection, launched this summer to great acclaim.  But where did she get the ideas for this striking new range of earrings, necklaces, ring and brooch?  Under her feet, is the answer... You can find out the inspiration , and see the whole collection.   Or you can read about the excavations in fascinating detail here, on the Ness pages on the wonderful Orkneyjar website.  It's the best place to start looking for anything to do with Orkney's history: