Orkney Hosts International Workshop on Climate Change Threat to World Heritage Sites
Climate Change

Orkney hosts international workshop on climate change threat to World Heritage Sites

The University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute and Orkney College UHI are hosting a major three-day workshop this week where leading climate scientists and heritage professionals from across the globe are gathering to apply a new tool for measuring the climate change threat to World Heritage sites.

Iron Age The Cairns

Orkney’s oldest wooden bowl unveiled

A remarkable, perfectly preserved, wooden bowl unearthed from a two-thousand-year-old well has been revealed during conservation work being undertaken on the artefact this week, and an extraordinary story of ancient repair of the bowl suggests it was a valued object during the Iron Age.