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The discovery of the Ness of Brodgar
The Ness of Brodgar excavation
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Structures Thirty-Six and Twenty

The third part of a series looking at the lesser-known buildings at the Ness of Brodgar excavation site. Structure Thirty-Six When Structure Fourteen was constructed in the northern corner of Trench P, it was placed...

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Structures Twenty-Eight, Twenty-Three and Thirty-Three

The second part of our series looking at the lesser-known buildings at the Ness of Brodgar, continues with three early constructions in the south-eastern section of Trench P – Structures Twenty-Eight, Twenty-Three and Thirty-Three. Structure...

Structures Eight, Seventeen and Eighteen

Structures Seventeen and Eighteen

One of the most commonly asked questions by visitors to the excavation is about the the structure numbers – how they are allocated and what do they represent? The answer is quite simple. The numbers...

Sunset over the Ring of Brodgar (Nick Card)

New landscape card designs added to online shop

Our first run of fundraising card packs featuring scenes from in and around the Ness of Brodgar has sold out, so we’ve got a brand new set, featuring all-new images from Nick Card, Jim Richardson...

Big Howe. Sigurd Towrie

Around the Ness: Big Howe

Stand in the centre of the Stones of Stenness today and a short distance to the south-east, in the adjacent field, you will see a low mound. This is Big Howe, all that remains of a large Iron Age feature that once dominated an area 150 metres away from the stone circle.

Prehistoric deer carvings in Argyll are a first for Scotland

We’re no strangers to Neolithic art at the Ness of Brodgar, but our examples are either circular cupmarks or geometric designs. Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has confirmed yesterday that prehistoric animal carvings, thought to be...

Bay of Skaill trail

The Bay of Skaill trail

We bring this week to a close they way we started it – with another trail! This time we head to the west coast of the Orkney Mainland and take a wander around the Bay...