Welcome boost for Ness funds from Highland Park limited edition whisky launch

Ness excavation funds will benefit from the launch of a limited edition bottling of Highland Park whisky. A percentage of the proceeds from sales of the 5,000 bottles of Ness of Brodgar’s Legacy will be donated to the trust that oversees the excavation of the site. Jason R. Craig, Highland …

1964 Tour of Skara Brae

 

A splendid video from BBC Archives, featuring Cathal O’Shannon touring the Neolithic settlement of Skara Brae.

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 we will obviously not be naming anyone but would like to take this opportunity to thank …

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 funds earlier this year. Much of Michael’s inspiration is derived from Orkney’s rich archaeological heritage, with …

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 last year’s dig season to record a segment.  The Ness bit begins around 16.21, but take …