Neolithic ORCA Tombs of the Isles

Tombs of the Isles – Knowe of Yarso excavation photographs from 1934

Photographs of the 1934 excavation of the Knowe of Yarso, Rousay, have been added to our Tombs of the Isles resource.
The Knowe of Yarso under excavation in 1934. (📷 David Wilson/Orkney SMR)
The Knowe of Yarso under excavation in 1934. (📷 David Wilson/Orkney SMR)

Photographs of the excavation of the Knowe of Yarso, Rousay, have been added to our Tombs of the Isles resource.

The Neolithic stalled cairn was excavated in 1934 by William Grant and James Callander, with photographs taken by the Edinburgh surveyor and draughtsman David Wilson.

Prints of these photographs in the Orkney Sites and Monuments Record have recently been digitised and we are adding to the relevant entries of the Tombs of the Isles section.