Kids Archaeology Club – Swandro and Skaill

Throughout July, the international team working on the digs at Swandro and Skaill on the island of Rousay, Orkney, have been getting youngsters involved in archaeology.

It has been a great success with parents and children from the mainland as well as local children trying their hand  at archaeology. This week the children had great fun making and decorating Viking pottery, examining Viking artefacts and learning new skills by digging a small test pit.

“I have some pictures from today. It was fantastic. We all loved it.Thank you so much.” Susan and her 2 children.

This Sunday 24h July is the Swandro and Skaill Archaeology Open Day, when not only will the whole site be open to the public, but there will be chances to get involved. The Viking bone carver, Valgar Ketilson will also be on site to help everyone get hands on with the past!

Swandro Open day