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

21st December 2017 - Unfortunately there will be no solstice broadcast this season because the broadband connection was down. This is now resolved and we hope to be able to broadcast soon.





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For information on tours please call Maeshowe Visitor Centre on 01856 851266
Tormiston Mill is currently closed, access is only via Maeshowe Visitor Centre

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

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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