The Ness of Brodgar Trust - supporting the ongoing excavation at the Ness of Brodgar, Orkney penny-logo BUYTHEBOOK

Our Supporters

The excavations at the Ness of Brodgar would not be possible without support of the  past and present landowners Arnie & Ola Tait, and Carol and the late John Hoey. The dig could not have even started without their help and encouragement, and we much appreciate everything they've all done for the Ness over the years. Here's Arnie & Ola being presented with a bottle of champagne by site director Nick Card as a small token of our appreciation.




We would also like to thank the small army of volunteers from all over the world who have given of their time & energy – we could not run the Ness without them.


A big thank you to YOU the public for your generous on site donations - this is an important part of our fundraising effort every year.


Many companies large & small, local, national & international have helped fund the excavation over the years and we would like to thank them all!

Some of our sponsors can now be found on our Corporate Sponsorship page, but our past and present supporters include (in alphabetical order):


The Anthony Cerami & Ann Dunne Foundation for World Health

Britten Foundation

British Academy  

Co-op Kirkwall

Currie Brothers

Far Horizons Archaeological and Cultural Trips

Firth & Stenness Community Council

Highland Industrial Supplies


Historic Scotland

LEADER European Fund

Lidl Kirkwall

Northlink Ferries

The Orcadian newspaper

Orkney Archaeology Society

Orkney Builders

Orkney College University of Highlands and Islands

Orkney Heritage Society

Orkney Islands Council

Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology


Robert Kiln Trust

Royal Archaeological Institute

Russell Trust

Talisman Sinopec

Tesco Kirkwall