Excavation Iron Age Swartigill

Swartigill dig – week three

The community archaeology excavation at the Burn of Swartigill is now nearing completion for this season.

The dig is organised by the Yarrows Heritage Trust, in collaboration with the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute and ORCA Archaeology. Rick Barton, project officer with ORCA, talks us through the finds of the week…

Cata Sand Excavation Neolithic Sanday

Cata Sand dig now under way in Sanday following online appeal

The excavation of Neolithic houses found on the beach at Cata Sand, Sanday, Orkney is now under way.

Teams from the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute and the University of Central Lancashire arrived on the island last weekend to uncover the site and begin a series of excavations centred on the sites at Cata Sand settlement and Tresness tomb.