Orkney is alive with archaeology, with neolithic and bronze age sites scattered all around the Islands. It’s a fitting place for a totem pole carved in an ancient cultural tradition by the First Nations and Orcadian Totem Pole Carving Project in 2007.
It stands just outside St Mary’s village on the East Mainland of Orkney and overlooks the northernmost Churchill Barrier connecting the parish of Holm with the small island of Lamb Holm. I love the way they’ve incorporated a lobster into the foot of the pole. Beautiful.