Excavation Calendar 2019

The Ness of Brodgar dig in the summer of 2018

The projects listed below welcome visitors. The sites can be muddy following bad weather so sturdy boots are recommended. Sites can also be closed if the weather is particularly inclement.

Ness of Brodgar Excavation

Tour Groups at the Ness of Brodgar
  • The site is open to the public from 3rd July to 21st August
  • The Orkney Archaeology Society Ness of Brodgar talk: The Appliance of Science will take place on 20th June in the Orkney Theatre at 7.30pm.
  • Tours are available and archaeologists will be on site most weekdays. Please check the Ness of Brodgar Trust website for up to date information.
  • Tours are also conducted at 1100 & 1500 on Saturday and Sunday during the dig season, but there will be no archaeologists on site during the weekend.
  • Open Days are Sunday 21st July and Sunday 18th August
  • Location: Stenness, West Mainland

Website: http://www.nessofbrodgar.co.uk/visit/

The Cairns Excavation

The Cairns Broch in the summer of 2018
  • The site is open to the public from 17th June to 12th July
  • Tours are available and archaeologists will be on site most weekdays from 10am-4pm.
  • Open Day will be 5th July.
  • For updates on the dig see our Twitter feed @thecairnsbroch  and Facebook group and our dig diary on this blog
  • Location: Windwick Bay, South Ronaldsay, Orkney

Skaill Farmstead Excavation

The stunning location of Skaill Farmstead

Cata Sand, Sanday

The Cata Sand dig location in the summer of 2018

This page will be updated as new events and activities are confirmed. Please feel free to contact us using the form below. Hope to see you there!