Nick Card (the BOSS)
I have the great privilege of being in charge of the excavations at the Ness of Brodgar for the Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology (ORCA) at the UHI Archaeology Institute.
Having worked in Orcadian archaeology both as student and post graduate and fallen in love with the islands, I permanently moved here circa 25 years ago.
After a chequered career, I returned to archaeology in 1998 just as a department of archaeology was being established, and basically haven’t looked back since.
The Ness is my “sanity clause” that gets out of the office and away from bureaucracy (well most of it!) and out in the field doing what I love most.
Never a day goes by at the Ness when I don’t think what a great honour it is to be excavating here in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney – long may it continue!