University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute archaeologists Dan Lee, Dr Sarah Jane Gibbon and Dr Jen Harland will be holding a day of informal talks, workshops and field walks celebrating the rich archaeology of the Orkney island of Egilsay.
The island is renowned as the site of St Magnus’ martyrdom in the early 12th Century, but has numerous sites dating from the Neolithic to the present day.
The day will start at 10am at the community hall and then progress to a guided field walk around the sites. The workshop is timed so that folk can catch the ferry from Mainland Orkney or Rousay. Booking the ferry 24 hours before sailing is advisable by ringing the Tingwall office on 01856 731360. The ferry timetable is available here.
The timetable has now been confirmed as follows:
- 10.00 Welcome
- 10.15 short talks/discussion
- 11.00 Hands-on archaeology activity
- 12.30 Lunch break
- 13.30 St Magnus Kirk visit
- 14.30 Skaill walk and survey
- 16.00 Finish
Everyone is welcome, whether you have archaeology experience or not, and there is no charge for the workshop, talks and field walk. Bring a packed lunch, good boots, warm clothes and some waterproofs just in case an Orkney shower decides to amble past.
If you are interested in taking part then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or ring Mary on 01856 569225