Skaill Norse Hall exposing more of the northern wall. Photo: UHI Archaeology Institute
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Hark! Bring your finest ale and celebrate!

A large Norse “drinking hall” was discovered on an island of Scotland, archaeologists say, and is believed to have been used by a viking chieftain named Earl Sigurd way back in the 12th century.

The discovery was made by a team of students and island residents of the University of the Highlands and Islands Archeology Institute last week who were digging at at Skaill Farmstead in Westness, Rousay.

Skaill Norse Hall showing the northern outer wall. Photo: UHI Archaeology Institute