Yearly Archive: 2019

Crafting element to latest Ness fundraiser

A new Ness fundraiser launches in Orkney tomorrow, Friday, December 20. The Ness “Tam o Brodgar” knitting patterns will be on sale at Orkney Tweed, 23 Victoria Street, Kirkwall, to raise funds for our...

2020 excavation – volunteer spaces full

Since before we starting digging this year, our inbox has been positively bursting at the seams with emails from people looking to volunteer for the 2020 excavation season. Although we’ve not quite reached the...

Ness success acknowledged in Scottish Parliament

The Ness of Brodgar has been congratulated in the Scottish Parliament for its success in the 2019 Shanghai Archaeology Forum Field Discovery Awards. The motion (detailed below) was tabled by Orkney MSP Liam McArthur...

The coloured pottery sherd from Structure Twelve.

Another sherd of coloured pottery

While Roy Towers our ceramics expert was studying some pot from the later phases of Structure Twelve, he came across another rather fine example of coloured pottery. This body sherd is coloured pink/red –...

SAF

Shanghai award for the Ness of Brodgar

The Ness of Brodgar has been selected for a 2019 Shanghai Archaeology Forum Field Discovery Award. Having heard we had been nominated a few weeks ago, we have just learnt that we have won...