We were out in Westray on Friday as part of the launch of our Tombs of the Isles community project and took the chance to survey a little known Neolithic chambered cairn at Vere Point.
The Westray launch events for the Tombs of the Isles community project will take place on Thursday, March 31, and Friday, April 1.
The UHI Archaeology Institute Tombs of the Isles community project reaches Eday this week, with launch events on March 3 and 4.
Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to cancel the Shapinsay Tombs of the Isles launch events on Wednesday and Thursday this week (March 9/10).
Ancient technology sessions with Eday schoolchildren, held during the launch of the Tombs of the Isles launch events, were hailed a great success last week.
Dates have been set for the rest of the Tombs of the Isles launch events in Orkney’s North Isles – including a new date for Westray, which had to be postponed this week.
Our Tombs of the Isles project reached Sanday last week, with launch events on Wednesday and Thursday.
The next two launch events for the Tombs of the Isles project take place in Sanday and Westray in February 2022.
Rousay will play host to the inaugural event of a new project to explore the Neolithic chambered tombs in Orkney’s North Isles later this month.
A project to celebrate, research and share the stories of the Neolithic chambered tombs in Orkney’s North Isles is about to get under way.
Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology has been commissioned by the North Isles Landscape Partnership Scheme to undertake the Neolithic Landscapes of the Dead project, exploring the tombs of the isles.