Volunteers needed to help cover the site

The tyres relocated to the trench sides, ready for the annual cover-up operation.

It’s that time again.

With just eight days left of the 2019 excavation, we’re looking for some hardy volunteers to help us cover the site.

By next Wednesday, August 21, the digging will be done and work will start to cover the entire site with huge sheets of black plastic and pinning it all down with hundreds of tyres.

This is rewarding – but hard – work because it ensures the safe survival of the site though the often stormy Orkney winter.

But we need help.

We are appealing for any willing volunteers in Orkney to come along on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of next week (August 21-23) to help with the covering-up operation.

If you can spare a few hours, or a couple of days, just turn up on site for a 9am start – we suggest old clothes and strong footwear.