Funding

Planning work under way on site. (Adam Stanford)

Any donations, large or small, are welcome.

As Scotland’s premier Neolithic site, the excavation and post-excavation work at the Ness of Brodgar is primarily funded through donations by individuals and groups.

Raising funds for the excavation is an ongoing process and we are very grateful to all our supporters – whether by in-kind or financial support.

The length of the Ness of Brodgar excavation season is not controlled by the Orcadian weather, personnel limitations, site access or any other physical constraint — it is simply a function of available funding.

Relying on a cadre of international volunteers with a wide range of archaeological skills and experience, the site has been excavated each summer since 2007 because the Ness of Brodgar is unique and one of the most important archaeological discoveries ever made.

The ongoing excavations reveal information about our distant past that can only be found here, an opportunity for knowledge which is priceless for ourselves and for future generations.

Excavation on this scale is expensive.

Each season costs £200,000, covering both the digging period and all the ensuing work by an amazing array of specialists in labs, on computers processing vast amounts of data, and making close examination of the thousands of pieces of information we excavate each year.

This is why the Ness of Brodgar trust (Registered Scottish Charity No: SC044890) was set-up to raise the funds without which the excavation simply would not happen.

Contact us if you want to discuss corporate sponsorship, either in kind or financial. We are always glad of your support.

Contact us too if you want to discuss legacy-giving.