Neolithic Outreach Research Sanday Tombs of the Isles

Tombs of the Isles – lots of interest in project at Sanday launch

Our Tombs of the Isles project reached Sanday last week, with launch events on Wednesday and Thursday.
Tombs of the Isles project launch talk in Sanday on Wednesday night. (Bobby Friel)
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Our Tombs of the Isles project reached Sanday last week, with launch events on Wednesday and Thursday.

Led by the Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology (ORCA), part of the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, Tombs of the Isles was commissioned by the North Isles Landscape Partnership Scheme.

The project will see a programme of research, walks, workshops and archaeological fieldwork (survey, geophysics, excavation) investigate some of the most iconic tombs in the North Isles of Orkney and bring the lesser-known sites into the spotlight.

Dan Lee, ORCA’s Lifelong Learning and Outreach Archaeologist, was delighted by the response.

“The launch went really well and it was great to discuss the project and our plans with those involved in Sanday’s archaeology and heritage centre. As well as the two launch events, we also visited the school to introduce the project and they are very keen to be involved in more.

“All in all, there was lots of interest for the next stages and we look forward to developing the tomb archive and activities with everyone in Sanday.”