Excavation Calendar 2017

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The archaeology sites listed below welcome visitors.

  • The sites can be muddy following bad weather so sturdy boots are recommended
  • Sites can also be closed if the weather is particularly inclement, so if in doubt please check by sending us an e-mail studyarchaeology@uhi.ac.uk
  • If you need any help in planning a trip to the projects listed below, then please feel free to contact us on studyarchaeology@uhi.ac.uk

 The Cairns Dig

  • Excavation 12th June to 7th July. 10am to 4pm.
  • Location: Windwick Bay, South Ronaldsay
  • Open Day 30th June
  • Contact: Martin Carruthers at studyarchaeology@uhi.ac.uk

Ness of Brodgar Dig

  • The Orkney Archaeology Society Ness of Brodgar talk will take place on 15th June at 19.00 in the Orkney Theatre.
  • The excavation will be open from Wednesday 5th July to Wednesday 23rd August.
  • Tours are available and archaeologists will be on site most weekdays. Please check the Ness of Brodgar Trust website for up to date information.
  • Tours are also conducted at 1100 & 1500 on Saturday and Sunday during the dig season, but there will be no archaeologists on site during the weekend.
  • Open Days are Sunday 16th July and Sunday 20th August

Cata Sand, Sanday

Swandro and Skaill, Rousay

Outreach Programme

  • Various dates and locations during the summer across Orkney and the Highlands of Scotland. 
  • Check out Facebook and Blog posts for more details
  • If you wish to be added to our mailing list for community archaeology volunteers then please contact studyarchaology@uhi.ac.uk.
  • Contact: studyarchaeology@uhi.ac.uk

Yesnaby Art and Archaeology Project (YAARP)

  • Monday to Friday 31st July to 11th August
  • Location: Yesnaby, West Mainland, Orkney
  • We advise that you contact us if you are interested in visiting the archaeologists and artists working on this project as they cover a wide area!
  • Contact: studyarcheology@uhi.ac.uk

Swartigill Iron Age Dig

See the web page on Orkney.com for more information on transport links.

As new events are confirmed we will update this page