The wooden bowl recovered at The Cairns excavation in 2018 will be centre of attention at an evening of talks in the Stromness Museum on Friday.
The bowl, nicknamed “The Cairns Cog”, has been on display for the first time in the museum’s summer exhibition, The Cairns: Living in the Landscape – which ends on Sunday, October 30.
To mark the final days of the exhibition, the museum is hosting two talks on Friday, October 28.
Martin Carruthers, the site director and lecturer at the UHI Archaeology Institute, will kick off proceedings with an introductory talk on the Iron Age site.
He will be joined by experimental archaeologist Viv Walker, who will speak of her experiences creating hand-carved and lathe-carved replicas of the bowl, and what has been learned about the vessel in the process.
Carving The Cairns Bowl – experimental archaeology, craftwork and context takes place in the Stromness Museum and begins at 6.30pm. Entry is free.