Ness of Brodgar Excavation Blog

Otter at sunrise

Wednesday wildlife – Farewell Pinkie

Sadly, a week ago today, the body of Pinkie, the dog otter, was found by the side of the Stenness loch. He had died of natural causes. Site director Nick captured these images in...

Maeshowe interior. (Jim Richardson)

Around the Ness: Maeshowe

By Sigurd Towrie Part One “But the most remarkable tumulus in Orkney is situated to the north-east of the Ring of Stenness and is called M’eshoo or Meashowe (sic).” Lieutenant F. W. L. Thomas....

Nick Card and Anne Mitchell

Video: Book launch event and talk

  After months of hard work, the Ness of Brodgar interim monograph was launched at a special, socially distanced, event in Kirkwall last night. Discovered in 2003, excavation at the Neolithic complex began in...

Ness of Brodgar Monograph available to pre-order

Ness of Brodgar: As it Stands – contents

Excavation at the Ness of Brodgar began in 2005 and The Ness of Brodgar: As it Stands features contributions from University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute staff as well as specialists from...

Ness of Brodgar Monograph available to pre-order

Signed copies of Ness book available to order

With just days to go until its official launch, signed copies of The Ness of Brodgar: As it Stands are now available to order via our online shop, priced £35.99. Edited by Nick Card,...

Christmas gifts unique to the Ness of Brodgar

Christmas last posting dates reminder

Last order dates for delivery before Christmas 2020 are: Australia and New Zealand: December 1, 2020 Rest of the world: December 8, 2020 UK/Ireland: December 16, 2020.  We’ll process orders received after those dates,...

Buildings through time: Structure Twenty-Six

The next in our series looking at the excavation of each major building on site over time focuses on the smaller and later Structure Twenty-Six. The excavation of Structure Twenty-Six began in August 2016,...