A plea to potential volunteers…

With all our volunteer places for the 2020 excavation full, we’re already receiving a flood of inquiries about 2021. Could we ask that anyone interested in volunteering next year hold off contacting us until October 2020, by which time we will know if we’ve raised the necessary funds to continue …

PhD success for Ness regular

Huge congratulations to Sam Harris, a regular at the Ness over the last few years, who has just been granted his PhD from Bradford University. Sam’s HES-funded thesis Developing Archaeomagnetic Dating for Neolithic Scotland was based largely on samples he extracted from the hearths at the Ness. The project developed …

2020 excavation dates set

The dates for the 2020 excavation season at the Ness have been confirmed. We will be back on site from July 6, 2020 until August 21, 2020, with the site open to the public, with tours running, from July 8 until August 19. Next year’s two open days will be …