Welcome to the Maeshowe Webcam Site
Exterior camera 09:00 to 16:00 GMT Interior cameras 13:30 to 16:00 GMT
Large image shows back wall of chamber from above doorway
Bottom left image is exterior view, Bottom right is view from back cell down passage
Please note that images will be black when it is dark or there is no light in Maeshowe

Broadcasting commenced on 28th November 2016
until early February 2017

Happy Winter Solstice 2016
Merry Christmas - many apologies for the failed broadcast this season.
Hopefully the cause will be discovered.
Many thanks to Historic Environment Scotland for making this possible

Visit our Facebook Page for new images

Charles Tait Guide Books
to order securely click here

The broadband is currently down for some reason, not an equipment fault, the latest is that BT say "that there may be a fault",
we hope to have this fixed soon, "cannot connect with server". No update as yet. Dinna ha'ad thoor breeth.
For information on tours please call Skara Brae Visitor Centre on 01856 841815
Tormiston Mill is currently closed, access is only via Skara Brae Visitor Centre

17 January 2013 Sunset Video 15 January 2013 Sunset Video
8 January 2013 Sunset Video 29 December 2012 Sunset Video

If you enjoy this broadcast please consider making a donation to help pay for it.
It is run by Charles and Magnus Tait on a voluntary basis and at their expense.
Ever year lightning fries cameras, routers, PoE switches.


Sheila Fleet kindly helped us with the new cameras

Sheila Fleet is one of Scotland's leading designer-makers of gold, silver and platinum jewellery.


Thanks to Historic Scotland for support and the provision of Internet

Planning a trip to Orkney?
Orkney Tourism Group



Click for Kirkwall, United Kingdom Forecast

Charles' Sunset Prognosis Page (updated daily only during broadcasts)
Victor Reijs' Maeshowe-related site
Camera positions and best viewing times
Messages from around the world about this site

This Internet broadcast from Orkney's 5,000 year-old Neolithic chambered cairn remains unique. There are three cameras sending images from Maeshowe. The other partner and co-founder in this project is Victor Reijs, who has done much work on archaeoastronomy and whose visit to Orkney in 1996 was the inspiration for the project.

We would like to thank everyone who has supported this project previously. The broadcast has only been made possible with the cooperation and assistance of a number of people and organisations, including Historic Scotland, David Griffith, Highland Park Distillery as well as Tait Publishing Ltd. We would particularly like to thank Historic Scotland and staff for their help and encouragement.

Charles & Magnus Tait