The work of the local communities from the 19th to the 21st century has left a formidable legacy for their successors, one that is international in scale. Many of the brochs are still visible today and modern day communities still live, breath and work within the shadow of the brochs. But there are other monuments which also dominate the landscape including a series of memorials that sit alongside many of the brochs.

Monuments in the landscape spark curiosity and encourage research. Although, since Barry and Nicolson stopped work, there has been little new excavation of brochs in Caithness, recently the brochs on the northeast coast have re-emerged as a central focus for community activity. Work has included new excavations; building replica brochs; undertaking school programmes and creating teacher's packs.

The area around Sinclair's Bay has been of tremendous importance to understandings the broch, one of the most iconic monuments in British archaeology. More than that, however, here is a celebration of the ways that local communities, through seeking to understand their own heritage, can contribute to national and international understanding, while, at the same time, enhancing the life of their community.