The island of Eday is the venue for the final field event of the Orkney Energy Landscapes Project, which will explore the story of peat – from its environmental history to peat cutting and exporting from the island.
A few photographs from today’s “Uranium Walk” led by ORCA’s Lifelong Learning and Outreach archaeologist Dan Lee and anthropologist Dr Richard Irvine from the University of St Andrews.
On Saturday, August 21, a “Uranium Walk” will follow the route from Yesnaby, Sandwick, to Drydale farm, Kirbister, Stromness. This will be followed, on August 25, by a walk around the Flotta oil terminal and discuss the coming of oil and the changes in the Orcadian landscape.
The first event of the new Orkney Energy Landscapes project takes place next Saturday, June 26, at Burgar Hill in Orkney’s West Mainland.
A project exploring the past, present and future of energy production and its role in shaping the identity of islands communities has been relaunched and is looking for anyone interested in delving into Orkney’s energy heritage.
Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology based at Orkney College UHI is looking for volunteers to join the team undertaking the exciting new Orkney Energy Landscapes Project.
Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology (ORCA) based at Orkney College has received a grant of £10,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for the Orkney Energy Landscapes Project.