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Picture added on 14 February 2008
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Its near scar on Sanday.
Added by Kirkwallian on 15 February 2008
crockness martello tower?
Anonymous comment added on 16 February 2008
Millbrae, Burness, Sanday, originally a windmill base, then a watch tower during WW1. Sanday's original climbing wall!

There's a similar one in North Ronaldsay.
Added by Karl Cooper on 16 February 2008
definately not crockness martello tower, it is built of sandstone blocks all cut to shape. the mortar used then has not weathered away and has outlasted the sandstone, anybody know what the mix of the mortar consisted of?
Added by Jimmy Hamilton on 16 February 2008
I have heard that egg shells were used- might that be true?
Added by John Budge on 17 February 2008
I have heard some of the old timers mention eggs too John, also dung and lime.

Whatever they used it has stood the test of time.
Added by Jimmy Hamilton on 17 February 2008
Try shellsand !!!!!
Anonymous comment added on 18 February 2008
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