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.

Research project of the year award

The ongoing archaeological dig on the Ness of Brodgar has been named research project of the year, in a national awards scheme. Excavations director Nick Card, senior projects manager at the Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology (ORCA), accepted the prize, on behalf of his team, at the Current Archaeology awards …