On Saturday, August 21, a “Uranium Walk” will follow the route from Yesnaby, Sandwick, to Drydale farm, Kirbister, Stromness. This will be followed, on August 25, by a walk around the Flotta oil terminal and discuss the coming of oil and the changes in the Orcadian landscape.
There are still a limited number of funded places for students looking to undertake an MLitt in Archaeological Studies or an MSc in Archaeological Practice at the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute.
Martin Carruthers, a lecturer at the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute has been voted the Most Engaging Video Conference Lecturer in the 2021 HISA Awards.
There are some places still available in the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute MSc in archaeological practice – a world-leading course that equips students with the tools for work in the real world.
Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has agreed to fund post-excavation analysis on two Viking graves from the Orkney island of Papa Westray.
A smartphone app to allow visitors to experience some of the Western Isles’ most significant archaeological sites as never before was launched on Monday.
A selection of drone photographs of Skaill and the Wirk, Rousay, courtesy of Bobby Friel.
Overhead views of the Skaill site, Rousay, on the penultimate day of the 2021 excavation.
We are starting to wrap things up at Skaill and the Wirk.
Photographic gallery from Skaill and the Wirk, Rousay.
The second week is proving really productive at Skaill as we get down into the lower horizons inside and outside the farm buildings.
It’s the start if the second week at Skaill and The Wirk.
Drone footage from last week’s excavations at Skaill and the Wirk courtesy of Bobby Friel (@takethehighview).
At the end of the first week of the 2021 season, here is today’s excavation update from the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute’s Dan Lee.