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.
Today was the first of many visits by the local schools. The first of the season this year was the P6-7 class of Lybster Primary. The class was first shown around the site and introduced to Iron Age Swartigill Burn. Alannah Edwards reports…
Orkney Viking week is set to go ahead from September 9-19, with both face-to-face and online activities on the programme.
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.
A smartphone app to allow visitors to experience some of the Western Isles’ most significant archaeological sites as never before was launched on Monday.
A smartphone app launching this month will allow visitors to experience some of the Western Isles’ most significant archaeological sites as never before.
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.
Dr Antonia Thomas, a lecturer and researcher at the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute updated the Orkney Archaeology Society (OAS) on the St Magnus Cathedral Graffiti Project last month, and the video is now available.
The first of a new series of podcasts celebrating the heritage of the island of Hoy is available now, with new episodes to be released every Saturday from May, 8.
The University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute is part of a new Orkney community project to produce a series of podcasts celebrating the heritage of the island of Hoy.
Dr Sarah Jane Gibbon, a researcher and lecturer at the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, features in a new video outlining the St Magnus Way pilgrimage route project in Orkney.
Projects run by the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute across Orkney are highlighted in a new initiative focusing on the value of community heritage in the islands.