A hidden harbour on the west coast of Skye.
778 – Birth of Louis the Pious.
1117 – Murder of Saint Magnus.
In the eighteenth century, a Swedish runestone moved from Sweden to Scotland. Recently, they moved the stone for the third time. Find out where it ended up!
I’ve updated the articles Ardnamurchan Viking Ship and A Viking Boat on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula with the most recent information I could find around the web!
Viking burials in Scotland.
Earlier this month, PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America) published an article on aDNA in Scotland (doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1904761116). It was interesting to the extent that it discussed the impact of Norse Vikings. Because there are so many (a)DNA publications nowadays, I usually wait until something more revealing comes along to post about. However, today, I read this thread on Twitter that I think is rather enlightening. Do read the whole thread after you’ve read the PNAS article.