James K Yorston and his like-named son have to take great credit for being involved in the excavation of many of Rousay’s archaeological sites. Evidence of this is due to the fact they were elected Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Their work has been admired by many - and one visitor to Rousay was moved to write a few verses after their exploration of Taversoe Tuick.
[My thanks to Brian Halcro for submitting the above verse
from his collection of Yorston family memorabilia]