The island of Eday is the venue for the final field event of the Orkney Energy Landscapes Project, which will explore the story of peat – from its environmental history to peat cutting and exporting from the island.
As we move through the penultimate week of this year’s dig, the excavations at Swartigill are moving along at a good pace.
We were joined on site this morning by some of the pupils from Watten Primary School who were very enthusiastic, and who really enjoyed having the opportunity to get involved and take part in their first archaeological dig.
The recording of the first monthly UHI Archaeology Institute research seminar of the 2021/22 season, which took place on Friday, September 3.
The tenth day of the 2021 excavation at the Burn of Swartigill started with a perfect blue morning. Going to “work” was a pleasure.
Climate change and its effect on culture and heritage is the subject of a CVI Africa online seminar next week.
The 31st Orkney Science Festival kicks off today and among the events on offer are talks on the ongoing excavations at the Ness of Brodgar, Orkney.
Today was the first of many visits by the local schools. The first of the season this year was the P6-7 class of Lybster Primary. The class was first shown around the site and introduced to Iron Age Swartigill Burn. Alannah Edwards reports…
It was a somewhat fresh, cool start to the morning today which, despite the contrast to last week’s glorious sunshine, has not dampened the spirits of the team. Holly Young reports…
We are one week into this season’s excavation at the Burn of Swartigill, Caithness, and it’s time for an update on progress on site.
With the second week of excavation at the Burn of Swartigall, Caithness, getting under way today, here are a few photographs of the Iron Age site from last week.
Seven weeks of excavation ended at the Ness of Brodgar on Friday, August 13, with the Neolithic structures now back under its protective covers.
Orkney Viking week is set to go ahead from September 9-19, with both face-to-face and online activities on the programme.