Archaeologists from the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute have teamed up with Orkney Archaeology Society for an exciting community archaeology project centred on the 870 year old St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall, Orkney.
Last Friday and Saturday, June 29 and 30, 2018, archaeologists from the University of the Highlands Archaeology Institute teamed up with members of the Blide Trust to learn more about the history of 54 Victoria Street, Kirkwall – the organisation’s 18th Century headquarters.
Orkney Blide Trust in partnership with Orkney College UHI and the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) Archaeology Institute are embarking on a joint project to find out more about the history of 54 Victoria Street, Kirkwall, the 18th Century house where the Blide Trust is based.
The dynamic story of Stromness’ many piers, collected during the project through stories, drawings, photographs and artefacts, will be exhibited in the entrance porch of Stromness Museum from Saturday, November 4, to December 31, 2017.
Over the past couple of weeks, the University of the Highlands and Islands team at the Mapping Magnus excavation have involved local school children in the exciting excavations at Palace Village, Birsay, Orkney.
The team from the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute and local community volunteers are now beginning to bring the Mapping Magnus dig in Palace Village to a close.
A team from the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute together with community volunteers will commence the excavation phase of the exciting community archaeology ‘Mapping Magnus’ project by digging test pits around the medieval site of the Bishops Palace.
Dan Lee, Dr Ingrid Mainland, Dr Jen Harland and Dr Sarah Jane Gibbon from the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, together with a team of local volunteers and schoolchildren, embarked on a programme of archaeology in Rousay, Orkney over the summer 2017.
Work at Skaill farmstead, Westness, Rousay, got under way last week with some building survey, walkover survey and a workshop with the Rousay Community School.
Rousay Heritage Trust has received a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Stories, Stones and Bones grant for the Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre Land and Sea – Exploring Island Heritage, Past and Present, in Rousay, Orkney.