Click here to visit the Ness of Brodgar Dig Diary, kindly sponsored & hosted by Orkneyjar - the Heritage of the Orkney Islands Contact Us Click here to go to the American Friends of the Ness of Brodgar website University of the Highlands & Islands Archaeology Institute Download leaflet Ness updates on Facebook The Ness of Brodgar Trust - supporting the ongoing excavation at the Ness of Brodgar, Orkney Donate to the Dig BUY-THE-BOOK Become a Corporate Sponsor Why not visit Orkney and see the Ness of Brodgar yourself? Click here for visitor information C14 dates appeal Donate to the Dig lecture-logo-copy




The Ness of Brodgar Trust is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO)  Registration Number SC044890, set up by the excavation team led by site director Nick Card of the Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology. Our aim, in partnership with the American Friends of the Ness of Brodgar, is to support the ongoing excavation of the Ness of Brodgar, Orkney. The Ness is a  massive Neolithic walled enclosure that contains numerous well preserved monumental stone buildings on an unparalleled scale –best known from its media coverage as Orkney’s Neolithic Cathedral’.


This multi-award winning excavation lies at the heart of one of the richest archaeological landscapes in the world, the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site (WHS) between the great stone circles of the Ring of Brodgar and the Stones of Stenness, and in close proximity to Maeshowe, the finest Neolithic tomb in Northern Europe.


To learn more about this amazing site please visit the Ness of Brodgar on Orkneyjar for dig diaries, plans, photographs and much more.


The aims of the new charity are to foster public awareness of and provide financial support for the on-going archaeological excavation and research being conducted at the internationally acclaimed 5,000 year old Neolithic temple complex, The Ness of Brodgar in the Orkney Islands of Scotland, U. K


Looking south across the Ness of Brodgar excavation (pic Adam Stanford)