Archaeological Building Survey Opportunity, Kirkwall

Rear 10 Victoria Street 2

Archaeologists from the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute will be completing a further Archaeological Building Survey Workshop on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th May 2017 (10am – 3pm).

This continues on from the work completed at Parliament Square in April and the town centre excavations, surveys and gardens digs last year in the Kirkwall THI Archaeology Programme. The workshop will include basic training in building survey techniques, mapping, photography and a trip to the archives.

The work will commence in the court yard to the rear of Finns former shop (10-12 Victoria Street), opposite RBS bank. Access is through the gate to the right of Spence’s Newsagents. The day will include training in scale drawing, photography, written records and how to look at buildings archaeologically. The building itself contains large amounts of re-used medieval stone.

Further workshops will also be recording the Old Castle on Main Street the following weekend (26-27 May, with some laser scanning the day after on the 28th).

For further information on the project see our previous blog post.

If you would like to take part in these free archaeology workshops then please contact Dan Lee on studyarchaeology@uhi.ac.uk


2 thoughts on “Archaeological Building Survey Opportunity, Kirkwall

  1. Stravaiging around Scotland May 15, 2017 / 5:03 am

    Where and when will the results be published? I’m intrigued by what the survey of the Old Castle might reveal.

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    • seanlisle1 May 15, 2017 / 5:57 am

      Many thanks for your comment. The building survey is part of a larger community archaeology project covering the Kirkwall City Centre. It is envisaged that it will be completed by the end of 2017, so the initial findings will be published shortly afterwards.

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