The University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute have been working at Skaill since 2015 exploring the Viking, Norse and post-medieval archaeology on the Westness Estate, Rousay, and this year the dig recommences on Monday, July 9.
Located near to Midhowe Broch, the Site Directors, Dr Ingrid Mainland, Dr Jen Mainland and Dan Lee, welcome visitors to the excavation which aims to explore the remarkable deep time represented along the shoreline.
There is no need to book and the site is child-friendly, so bring along the family to explore the past at this most historic of locations.
The site is open to the public from July 9-22, but the team will not be on-site between 14-17 July.
The excavation site opens at 9.30am each morning and closes at around 4.30pm. Access to the site involves a walk down a steep hill from the car park for Mid Howe Broch and left (south) along the shoreline (15 min walk). The ground is uneven and the path is a little overgrown in places. Archaeologists will be working on site during the week. The Open Day will be on the final weekend 21st-22nd July.
If you require any more information then please contact the UHI Archaeology Institute on firstname.lastname@example.org