Category: News

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.

Ness donors – thank you all

Since we sent out last month’s newsletter (if you have not signed up yet, click here) we’ve had a number of generous donations to the Ness excavation funds. To respect the privacy of donors...

Turning a petrosphere…

Long-time supporters of the Ness  Michael and Sara Sinclair have posted a video showing the creation of one of their wooden petropsheres. The auction of one of Michael’s stunning brass petrospheres raised £625 for excavation...

Orkney – The Queen’s Isles

(Since posting this, we’ve learned it is not available to viewers outside Europe. Sorry to our non-European followers) A beautiful documentary on Orkney, from ARTE. The film-makers visited the Ness at the start of...