Thing Day at Dingieshowe

A “Thing Day” was held at Dingieshowe, Orkney on 31st May 2012, amongst the links and dunes surrounding the Thing site there, and on the site itself for the Thing re-enactment. It involved pupils aged 7 to 10 years old from St Andrews Primary School and Evie Primary School,  which both have different Thing sites within their local areas. The day was organised by the Archaeology Department, Orkney College; University of the Highlands & Islands and Orkney Islands Council.

Photo: Dingieshowe, Orkney Islands. Orkney school pupils recreate the first Viking assembly to be held on the Norse thing site in hundreds of years. More images can be found at Flickr and Facebook.