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Scotland | Stone Age sites in Orkney Islands to be used to test climate vulnerability index

Stone age remains at Skara Brae and the Ring of Brodgar in Orkney are to be the focus of a new international initiative aimed at predicting how badly climate change will hit iconic landmarks around the world.

Leading climate scientists and heritage professionals from across the globe are gathering in Orkney today for a major workshop to pilot a tool for measuring the susceptibility of historical sites to threats such as rising sea levels, wildfires and extreme weather.

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