Monthly Archive: June 2019

We’re back on site for 2019

Ten months have flown past and we’re back on site! It’s a grey, blustery and damp morning and the first task facing the team is the removal of this lot from Trenches J, P (pictured),...

A look back at 2018 – part two…

A second selection of photographs from the 2018 excavation season by UHI photographer Tim Winterburn. Click on the thumbnails for a larger version and move between the pages using the dots at the bottom...

A look back at 2018 – part one…

With just days to go before we return to the site for another eight weeks, here’s a look back at last year’s season with some superb photographs from UHI photographer Tim Winterburn. Click on...

All set for 2019 excavation season…

Archaeologists and volunteers will return to the Ness of Brodgar next week for the thirteenth year of excavation. The covers come off the trenches on July 1, with the site open to the public...

Can you help us uncover the site?

With just one week to go before excavation resumes, we’re appealing for help from anyone free on July 1 and 2. To re-open the Ness for the 2019 season, we need to remove the...

Thanks for a great weekend…

Thanks to everyone who helped the Ness of Brodgar at the Highland Park Legacy of the Ness of Brodgar launch this weekend — the Ness volunteer team; the Stenness Community Association and Happy Valley...

Ness site director Nick Card during tonight's auction after the pre-dig lecture.

First bottle of Ness whisky raises £300 for dig funds

The first bottle of the limited-edition Ness of Brodgar’s Legacy whisky was auctioned at tonight’s pre-dig lecture and raised £300 for excavation funds. Bidding, which started at £100, was brisk as bidders sought to...