Category: News

We’re back on site for 2019

Ten months have flown past and we’re back on site! It’s a grey, blustery and damp morning and the first task facing the team is the removal of this lot from Trenches J, P (pictured),...

Thanks for a great weekend…

Thanks to everyone who helped the Ness of Brodgar at the Highland Park Legacy of the Ness of Brodgar launch this weekend — the Ness volunteer team; the Stenness Community Association and Happy Valley...

Ness site director Nick Card during tonight's auction after the pre-dig lecture.

First bottle of Ness whisky raises £300 for dig funds

The first bottle of the limited-edition Ness of Brodgar’s Legacy whisky was auctioned at tonight’s pre-dig lecture and raised £300 for excavation funds. Bidding, which started at £100, was brisk as bidders sought to...

The crowds start to gather for the first tour of the 2018 season.

Meet-and-greet spaces filled – thank you all

We asked for volunteers and you responded. All the meet-and-greet places for the rapidly approaching 2019 excavation season have been filled. Many, many thanks to all who have been in touch and offered their...

Ness pre-excavation talk 2019 – a reminder

A quick reminder that this year’s pre-excavation lecture by site director Nick Card takes place next week. The Appliance of Science will take place, in the Orkney Theatre, Kirkwall, on Thursday, June 20, 2019,...

Archaeological flavour to 2019 student art show

There’s a distinct archaeological flavour to the forthcoming exhibition of Orkney College UHI exhibition of student work. Among the exhibiting students is BA Fine Art student Samantha Gray, who has incorporated soil from the...

Karen Wallis: Working on site - photograph by Joanne Bourne.

Ness of Brodgar 2018 sketchbook online

Artist-in-residence Karen Wallis’s 2018 sketchbook of drawings is now online, through the link on her website homepage at www.karenwallis.co.uk. Karen will be back on site this summer for her fourth residency at the Ness.