The first in a series of events to launch a new project looking at the industrial heritage of Orkney’s North Isles takes place in Stronsay next week.
A selection of scanned photographs from 1936 have been added to the Knowe of Lairo entry in our Tombs of the Isles resource.
We’ve been going through the archives again, this time adding pictures of the Rousay’s Knowe of Ramsay to the Tombs of the Isles listing.
Photographs of the 1934 excavation of the Knowe of Yarso, Rousay, have been added to our Tombs of the Isles resource.
Our new website section outlining a project to capture the oral history of Orkney’s North Isles is now available.
Photographs from the 1932-34 excavations at Midhowe have been added to its Tombs of the Isles entry.
A new ORCA-led project to research Orkney’s industrial heritage in the North Isles is about to get under way.
The fifth, and final, talk in our Tombs of the Isles series sees Dr Antonia Thomas discuss the rock art in the Holm of Papa Westray South chambered cairn.
The results of geophysical surveys carried out around the Contin parish church are the subject of a free public talk on Thursday evening.
Passage Grave Art in Orkney’s North Isles, by Dr Antonia Thomas, expands on last week’s talk and looks specifically at the artwork found in Orkney’s Maeshowe-type chambered cairns.
Dr Antonia Thomas sets the scene for her next two talks by exploring Neolithic architecture and art in the islands, with examples from sites such as the Ness of Brodgar, Maeshowe and Skara Brae.