Knitting kits delayed

To all those who have ordered knitting kits, we’re experiencing a slight delay in getting them sent out. Two things are holding us up – we’re waiting on a top-up on one of the main colours in the kits and it’s due to arrive shortly from the supplier. It’s also …

Ness 2020 excavation cancelled

We are very sorry to announce that due to the present COVID-19 situation and uncertainties surrounding this, all excavation and fieldwork at the Ness of Brodgar this summer has been cancelled and the site will be shut.

We intend, however, to keep busy by a very active online presence with special features and updates on what we’re doing etc – watch this space also for news of exciting new ways of supporting the Ness. 

We are also busy bringing together a major interim report on the Ness which will be published in the near future, and working on the material excavated in previous years.

We are now planning for 2021 and hope to see you then.

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 …