A huge prehistoric quernstone is the latest evidence of an Early Neolithic settlement on the outskirts of Kirkwall, Orkney.
A team from ORCA has discovered an amazing series of half-metre tall stone-carved objects during exploratory excavations connected with the development of an electrical substation on behalf of SSEN Transmission in Orkney.
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 has been awarded a grant of £202,000 by Historic Environment Scotland to complete an important archaeology research project centred on Newark Bay, Deerness, Orkney.
Training and supporting volunteers to record the built heritage of Kirkwall and adding the results to the national record online.