Neolithic Outreach Research Tombs of the Isles

Tombs of the Isles launch date for Shapinsay

The rescheduled Shapinsay launch event for the Tombs of the Isles project will take place on Tuesday, September 6.

The rescheduled Shapinsay launch event for the Tombs of the Isles project will take place on Tuesday, September 6.

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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 (NILPS).

The project will see a programme of research, 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.

The free launch event will see ORCA’s Dan Lee introduce the project and is followed by a talk on Orkney’s Neolithic cairns in Shapinsay’s club rooms from 7.30pm-9pm.