BRAC Milestone


Hi Folks,

This photo of Glenreasdell Mains, Argyll & Bute (Kintyre), recently taken by George, was the 10.000 th photo which I uploaded to BRAC.

A good moment in time to thank our contributors for getting all these nice images from out the fields, hills, museums, gardens, etc. on to the world wide web.

Together we’ve created a picture book about British prehistoric rock art with nearly 1000 pages showing, on average, 10 photos per page.

In publishing the litho’s and drawings from the early times of rock art studies and the black-and-white photos by people like Ronald Morris, we also pay tribute to their invaluable contribution to the good course of rock art.

Over 150.000 photo views on BRAC proof that our passion is also appreciated by many over the world.

Thanks for all the good work, folks! We hope to carry on as usual.


Gus and Jan




8 Responses to BRAC Milestone

  1. rockartwolf says:

    I must agree with everyone, no where else do you find this kind of site, bringing so many rock art sites to the public view, and indeed Jan & Gus were two of the main reasons i started off on my rock art trip..(Suzanne being the main reason, lol.)..

    all the best to you both and may this site get bigger and better as the years pass by..

  2. pebs says:

    Yay it’s a great achievement!

  3. hobsonish says:

    Stroll on J&G ๐Ÿ™‚

    What Rich says is spot on, in years to come, your database will be looked upon in much the same way we look at Tate, Bruce et al. Getting George and Brian’s Scots stuff out in the public domain is a particularly commendable thing : )

  4. fitzcoraldo99 says:

    ok only 10,000 photos but if they were viewed 150000 then that would mean 15000000 images have flashed before peoples eyes (-:
    does that let me off the hook?
    perhaps I should ease-off on the double expressos

  5. rockrich says:

    British Rock Art just wouldn’t be the for same without the contribution of you 2 Scandinavians:-) We’re all indebted to you for maintaining the tremendous webbos you have, which no doubt will turn out to be an invaluable resource for many years to come.

    A big thank you to everyone else too.

  6. rockartuk says:

    Thanks for your kind words, guys!
    Ahum…. Fitz…. it “only” 10.000 photos but viewed 150.000 times….. pfff…

  7. fitzcoraldo99 says:

    Congratulations Jan & Gus
    1000 pages containing 150,000 photos and descriptions of rock art is a massive body of work. I very much doubt there are many databases that can rival your achievement, especially databases that are fully accessible to everyone.
    I know it’s a labour of love for you but I think we all appreciate that your diligent maintainence of this wonderful resource must be a very time-consuming activity.
    The website is a marvellous achievement not only in regards to what it contains but also for the fact that it continues the unbroken tradition of ‘amateur rock art enthusiasts’ getting out, seeking, recording, and importantly, sharing their findings.
    You are both heroes in my book.

  8. Cupstones says:

    Is that a mile-stone or a mill-stone? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Either way congratulations to Jan and Gus and all the contributors to the site, it really is a unique and valuable collection.

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