Sections of wall that were part of St Magnus Cathedral were discovered last week during a watching brief for an Orkney Islands Council infrastructure project in the heart of historic Kirkwall.
ORCA Archaeology, University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, Historic Environment Scotland and the Scotland’s Urban Past team have organised five Building Recording Days in historic Kirkwall and Stromness.
A team from ORCA and the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute is holding a Historical Urban Archive Research Day at the Orkney Library Archive on Saturday 4th May 2019, 10am – 3pm.
Training and supporting volunteers to record the built heritage of Kirkwall and adding the results to the national record online.
The University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute is running the first in a series of projects in the Kirkwall Townscape Heritage Initiative. The project aims to involve local people in archaeology and discover a hidden Kirkwall.
The Kirkwall Townscape Heritage Initiative is a two-year programme of archaeological investigations in Kirkwall conservation area offering community training and memorable hands-on experiences.