Dig Diary – Sunday, July 31, 2016
The year’s first open day
What a day! We were promised mainly dry weather but the wind blew and the showers just kept on coming – but still it didn’t seem to deter the number of visitors. By late afternoon the 1,000th person to join us came through the gates, a local lady Melba Shearer who was presented with a copy of the guidebook by site director Nick Card.
Huge numbers flocked in and joined the continual series of guided tours led by Sandra, Elaine, Keith, Martin and Roy.
While others crammed into the marquee to sample both the new jewellery range by Ola Gorie and a taste of some fine Orkney Brewery ales. Ola is very generously making a donation to the Ness Trust for each item sold of her new range inspired by our discoveries, so please consider purchasing some very attractive pieces.
Other attractions both on site and at the Stenness School also had brisk business. Huge thanks to all involved including the Orkney Archaeology Society volunteers, the Stenness Community and a host of others.
This blog I’m afraid is a bit brief today because a hot bath and a large dram are beckoning!
Normal service will be resumed tomorrow once we all have a chance to dry out and the sun comes out (we hope!)