Undergraduate student Sarah James reports on her experience over the two-week excavation field school at Skaill farm, Rousay.
As the trenches at Skaill farm, in Rousay, are closed for another year, project co-director Dan Lee reflects on another successful season.
The end of our second week finished with a glorious day of sunshine and the site open day on Saturday, enjoyed by over 60 visitors from Rousay, Orkney and beyond.
The ongoing excavations at Skaill farm, Rousay, are hosting an open day this Saturday, July 22, 2023.
The end of the first week at Skaill saw the trenches reopened and new excavations started, focusing on the range of buildings below the surviving 19th century farm – the earliest phases of which could be late medieval.
A team from the UHI Archaeology Institute team is back at the multi-period settlement site at Skaill farm, Rousay, today for a three-week excavation.
If you live on the islands of Rousay, Egilsay or Wyre and would like to take part in this year’s excavation at Skaill farm get in touch.
Our 2023 dig season kicks off today, with a full team returning to The Cairns Iron Age site.