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This is in Kirkwall. I know it is a bolt but where is it, and what is it doing? Picture taken this morning 15th April 2011.
Picture added on 15 April 2011 at 17:40
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That will be one of the bolts holding up the big tree
Added by Jimmy Johnston on 15 April 2011
Is it in the Big Tree, securing the metal support??
Added by Isobel Irvine on 15 April 2011
It's attached to the steel brace that is holding up the big tree in Albert St?
Added by Kevin Tait on 15 April 2011
It might be helping to hold the Big Tree together, but I haven't checked.
Added by Ian Hourston on 16 April 2011
its the bolt for the big tree's metal leg
Added by Eoin on 16 April 2011
It must be the big tree ??
Anonymous comment added on 16 April 2011
Big Tree's "spine"
Anonymous comment added on 16 April 2011
Is it a nut waiting for a squirrel?
Added by Anonymous2 on 16 April 2011
Is it one of the bolts that holds the poor old Big Tree together?
Added by Ann on 16 April 2011
Remains of a railing, set in lead as was the practice, and more than likely cut away for scrap during the war. Looks as if it was set in sandstone, perhaps the coping stone of an old dyke.
Anonymous comment added on 16 April 2011
one of the bolts that hold the scaffolding for the "Big Tree"
Added by J A Coltherd on 16 April 2011
Yes, this is one of the bolts which go through to the square section steel beam which supports the remains of our Big Tree. The beam is ugly but does the job. A coat of dark paint to the beam would improve matters.
I wonder how much longer this old tree will last?

Added by Sandy on 16 April 2011
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