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The celtic knotwork and decoration which is still admired today began in this period and the celts loved to decorate metal work and wore colourful clothes and jewellery.
The Romans called the tribes of the north ' Caledoni' and named their land Caledonia.
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The Church of Scotland marriage vows in Gaelic and English, (translated to Gaelic by Mairead Anna Nic an t-Sagairt at Sabhal Mór Ostaig).
Dating back to 3200BC, the houses are remarkably civilised with stone beds and seats.
Between Skara Brae and Maes Howe is the Ring of Brodgar, a stone circle dating back to 2000BC and similar to Stonehenge.
Maes Howe near Stromness on Orkney is a stone built chambered tomb designed so that the sun shines directly down the carefully aligned entrance passageway, flooding the main chamber with light on the winter solstice.
Skara Brae, also on Orkney is an ancient stone built settlement with houses connected by covered passages.