The Ness of Brodgar Trust - supporting the ongoing excavation at the Ness of Brodgar, Orkney DONATE TO THE NESS BUY-THE-BOOK CONTACT US




The Ness of Brodgar Trust is a Registered Scottish Charity No: SC044890, set up by the excavation team led by site director Nick Card of the Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology. Our aims 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.


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’. It 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.


We work in partnership with our sister charity, the American Friends of the Ness of Brodgar For more information about our work please download our leaflet


Looking south down the Ness of Brodgar with the dig in the foreground - thanks to Jim Richardson for this stunning photo