I do love a costume when telling a tale…

The old Archaeolink Hangerok (Viking apron) has had its days… so today’s work is making a new one that will reflect a reasonably well off Viking lady from the time of the first raids of the North East.

The North East of Scotland was raided or invaded numerous times by the Vikings – from the capturing in 900AD of a fortress at Dunnottar, to the 1004 invasion at Gamrie* and the invasion of Apardion (Aberdeen) in 1153 recorded by Icelandic poet Einar Skulason.

*The locals fought off the Vikings and the skulls of three of their leaders were built into the walls of the kirk! The ruins of the kirk still exist and the recesses in which the skulls lay can still be seen.

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