UHI Archaeology Institute Orkney Archaeology Projects – Interactive Map

The archaeology dig season 2018 is rapidly approaching in Orkney.

Archaeologists from the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, ORCA, UClan, the University of Bradford, Willamette University, the Swandro-Orkney Coastal Archaeology Trust, the Ness of Brodgar Trust in addition to a small army of volunteers are all preparing for the forthcoming programme of excavation and events.

Judging by social media conversations it would seem that 2018 will be another record year for visitors to Orkney and to make it easier for people to find the archaeology we have created an interactive map.

Some of the sites are off the beaten track so don’t forget to pack sturdy boots, warm clothing and some waterproofs…just in case you are caught in a rain shower. The sites will close if the weather is too bad, so please check with us if you are planning a trip to one of the outer islands.

Click on the markers and you should see details of the site with web links and directions. To find directions from your present location or another location of your choice:

  1. Click on the place marker on the interactive map above
  2. A box showing a picture of the site, the name of the site, latitude and longitude, description of the site and a link to the site website or blog
  3. Click on the right hand arrow in the red box under the picture of the site
  4. Google Maps will then appear.
  5. Type in your location or let the GPS on your phone find your location for you
  6. Google will show you a route, how long it takes and suggestions for transport operators. It may even show you places of interest, roadworks and alternative routes.

For more information on the sites click here or contact us on



  1. Thank you for your kind comment Vicky. We are getting lots of people looking at this map, so I hope people find it useful. I will update it as the year progresses. Thanks again. Sean Page

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