Ness of Brodgar Excavation Blog

Knowes and Barrows

Around the Ness: Knowes and barrows

“We know little about most of the mounds around the Ring, though the clustering is enough to demonstrate that proximity was important.” Mark Edmonds. Orcadia: Land, Sea and Stone in Neolithic Orkney. 2019.  ...

Picture: Nick Card

Wednesday wildlife – ice hunters

We’ve been in the grip of some cold weather, meaning iced-up loch sections. But as these pictures from site director Nick Card show, the daily hunt for food involved a little less swimming than...

Picture: Nick Card.

Wednesday wildlife – otters in action

We’ve had a wintry spell in Orkney, with a bit of snow and plenty of ice. But despite the cold conditions, the Ness of Brodgar otters have been out and about enjoying the winter...