Research Seminar

Video: Whisky distilling in the Highlands and Islands: missing pieces of our post-medieval archaeology

Drawing on historical and archaeological evidence, Darroch demonstrates how his research has attempted to integrate the distilling of whisky into the archaeology of the region and how the historical archaeology of distilling fits into an expanding understanding of rural commercial practice.

Literature & Archaeology

Finfolk and The Odyssey: a perspective on the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean Worlds

Francesca Meneghetti is an archaeology and literature student at Orkney College UHI. Last semester, she wrote this essay for Dr Ragnhild Ljosland’s Tradition, Custom and Belief module, in which she compared the Finfolk legends of the Northern Isles to Mediterranean beliefs as portrayed in The Odyssey.