Dig Diary – Sunday, August 18, 2019

Day Thirty-Five

Sunshine and crowds at the Ness

Site director Nick presents our 1,000th visitor Roberta Mothersdale (pictured with her husband John), from East Yorkshire, with a signed copy of the Ness guidebook. (Sigurd Towrie)

Our second and final ‘Special Sunday’ open day of the season took place today, with over 1,000 visitors recorded at the excavation site alone.

Thank you to all who turned out for the tours and activities on site and in the Stenness School. It is heartening to see the interest in our work continues to be as strong as ever.

Huge thanks to all who contributed their time and amazing efforts to make the day such a success, both on site and at the Stenness School – and to all those who came through the gate.

Almost 100 people took part in the first site tour of the day. (Sigurd Towrie)

While hundreds of visitors milled around the site, work in the trenches continued.

But although digging continued, we’ve been too strapped for time to put together a full diary entry so there’s a selection of pictures from today below.

Normal service will resume tomorrow – we promise.

Meanwhile, the winners of our grand prize draw will be drawn tonight and we’ll notify you of the winners as soon as possible. Probably tomorrow.