The Ness of Brodgar at the centre of ‘Britain’s Ancient Capital’

The Ness of Brodgar is the focus of a new BBC mini-series, the first episode of which was broadcast tonight, Monday. Britain’s Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney sees presenters Andy Torbet, Chris Packham, Neil Oliver and Dr Shini Somara investigate different aspects of Orkney, in a quest to unlock the county’s …

Ness of Brodgar nominated in British Archaeological Awards

It has been a good week for Orkney’s archaeology. On the same day that the Links of Notland was awarded the “Best Rescue Dig” award at the 2014 Current Archaeology Awards, it was confirmed that the ongoing excavations at the Ness of Brodgar have been nominated in the “Best Archaeology Category” of the British Archaeological …

2014 excavation dates confirmed

The 2014 excavations on the Ness of Brodgar are due to begin on July 14, running until August 22. Site tours will commence on July 16, two days after excavations resume, running until August 20. As in previous years, an online excavation diary will be maintained at orkneyjar.com.