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The Brough of Birsay is a small uninhabited tidal island off the north west coast of The Mainland of Orkney, Our picture shows Pictish Norse settlement at Brough of Birsay, Mainland, Orkneys
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Cut off at high tide, Brough of Birsay stands at the main island's northwestern tip. There are important remains of Pictish and Norse settlements here; the oldest material comes from Pictish dwellings and ironwork. The Vikings, who lived on Brough in the 10C and 11C have left a group of farmhouses. Norse earls of the Orkneys made Birsay one of the principal settlements of these islands.

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