Get your bids in for fundraising auction of Ness-inspired bronze petrosphere

Michael and Sarah Sinclair – regular contributors to our special Ness Open Days – have very generously donated to the Ness Trust one of their exciting range of bronze petrospheres. This is made in cast bronze, using the lost wax foundry technique, from an original crafted by Michael in wood …

Antiquarian delvings on the Ness

Evidence for earlier excavations at the Ness – probably in the early 1880s – has come to light in a handwritten note from the papers, manuscripts and notebooks kept by James Walls Cursiter. Cursiter was a well-known Orcadian antiquarian in the late 1800s. He was Stanley Cursiter’s uncle and lived …