Open Day Diary – Sunday, July 16, 2017

Day Ten

The skin-covered boat used by the BBC for their voyage across the Pentland Firth last year, was on site today.

Despite the wild, and very windy, weather, over 950 attended our first Open Day of the season. 

Huge thanks to all who contributed their time and amazing efforts to make it such a success, both on site and at the Stenness School – and to the hundreds of visitors who braved the elements. All too busy for our regular blog, so here are just a few images from today’s extravaganza.

Corwen and Kate’s Neolithic music added to the atmosphere at the Ness today.

Mark Cook was on hand again, demonstrating his skills at making string from plant materials.

Today we were also thrilled to welcome Sir Mortimer Wheeler to the site (aka supervisor Jim).

Megan and Claire recreate some Neolithic fare using traditional methods.

Hugo sets up stall to demonstrate his skills at flint-knapping and stone-working.

Mark and Rose were at the Stenness School to talk about some of the stone tools from the Ness.

Frances, Pat and Helen help make Neolithic jewellery.

Jessica and her brothers had an excellent stall at the Stenness School, explaining the excavation process to many budding archaeologists.

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