Skara Brae (Orkney Islands)

Skara Brae is a large Neolithic settlement, located on the Bay of Skaill. The settlement consists of ten clustered houses, dated from the late Neolithic and inhabited for around 600 years, between 3200BC and 2200BC.

The settlement is one of Europe’s most complete Neolithic village and has been called the “Scottish Pompeii” because of its excellent preservation. Because of this protection by the sand that covered the settlement the buildings, and their contents, are well-preserved. Not only can you see the walls of the structures but they are roofed with their original stone slabs, and the interior fittings of each house give a view of life was about.

Skara Brae is within the Heart of Neolithic Orkney UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Our weather forecast for Mainland in Orkney Islands

Today (Sunday, Feb 28)


Expect a temperature in the range 6.1℃ to 7.5℃ with a wind speed 6.1 m/sec (SW)

Monday, Mar 01


Expect a temperature in the range 5.9℃ to 7.2℃ with a wind speed 5.8 m/sec (SW)

Tuesday, Mar 02


Expect a temperature in the range 3.7℃ to 4.7℃ with a wind speed 2.1 m/sec (SE)

Wednesday, Mar 03


Expect a temperature in the range 2.5℃ to 3.7℃ with a wind speed 2.3 m/sec (SE)

Thursday, Mar 04


Expect a temperature in the range 2.7℃ to 5.4℃ with a wind speed 4.7 m/sec (NE)

Friday, Mar 05


Expect a temperature in the range 2.2℃ to 3.9℃ with a wind speed 1.4 m/sec (N)

Saturday, Mar 06


Expect a temperature in the range 2.6℃ to 3.5℃ with a wind speed 2.3 m/sec (WSW)

Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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