First we looked out to sea and thought about the route we took aboard the MV Graemsay, then we looked around the gun emplacements and the lookouts and the engine room. We had already passed the buildings on the shore on the way where the lights would have been.
|Arriving at Ness battery.|
|What a great view, with Skerry battery on the opposite shore.|
|Looking out from one of the gun emplacements.|
|The single Nissen hut - not enough room for 100 men!|
|The lookout station.|
|Sitting outside the engine room.|
|Outside the mess hall.|
|Part of the mural.|
|In the mess.|
|The officers' mess - with an open fire!|
We finished our day by thinking about if and why we think it is important to preserve the Ness battery. Though it is only 70 years old it lets us have a look back in time in a very special way.
Many thanks to the Scapa Flow Landscape Partnership for bringing our project to life!