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Scott visited the Dwarfie Stane in August 1814.
After visiting the Ring of Brodgar earlier in the day, Scott’s party set off from Stromness in the evening. He writes that they ‘about four o’ clock took our long-boat and rowed down the bay to visit the Dwarfie Stone of Hoy. We have all day been pleased with the romantic appearance of that island’.