22 April 1998
Orkney farmer uncovers ancient burial chamber

ORKNEY farmer Dennis Bichan has uncovered an ancient burial chamber, which lay untouched for more than 4,000 years, while ploughing.

The find is said to be of national importance. Mr Bichans plough caught the top stone of the underground chamber, revealing a room housing stacks of human bones.

He was astonished when a huge hole opened up below him. The site has been identified as a Neolithic chambered cairn.

  • The Scotsman 22/04/98 page 10