Community Archaeology – Building Survey. Palace Village, Birsay

Get involved in the Birsay St Magnus 900 Year Commemorations Archaeology Project and learn basic archaeological building recording.

The University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute are teaming up with Birsay Heritage Trust to undertake basic archaeological building recording of medieval stones in Palace village, Birsay, Orkney.

The event forms part of a series of archaeology workshops in 2016 (a previous event recorded Skipi Geo boat house) building towards a larger project commemorating the 900 year anniversary of the death of St Magnus during 2017.

The team will be meeting outside St Magnus Kirk, Palace Village, at 10am on the 22nd September 2016 to find and record medieval stones that are visible in the village buildings and walls. The workshop should be over by 2pm. Bring warm clothes, suitable footwear and a packed lunch.

All are welcome and the event is free.


The event is supported by Orkney Islands Council and The Birsay Heritage Trust

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