A plea to potential volunteers…

With all our volunteer places for the 2020 excavation full, we’re already receiving a flood of inquiries about 2021. Could we ask that anyone interested in volunteering next year hold off contacting us until October 2020, by which time we will know if we’ve raised the necessary funds to continue …

Trench P in all its 3D glory

 Regular readers of our daily excavation blog will recall that for a few days in August 2019, towards the end of the season, Trench P was the subject of a major clean-up operation. All hands were on deck, with over 60 diggers diverted to the trench ahead of a …

PhD success for Ness regular

Huge congratulations to Sam Harris, a regular at the Ness over the last few years, who has just been granted his PhD from Bradford University. Sam’s HES-funded thesis Developing Archaeomagnetic Dating for Neolithic Scotland was based largely on samples he extracted from the hearths at the Ness. The project developed …

Video – Ness flyaround: July 2019

Harking back to the balmy summer days of July 2019. A drone flyaround of the site, with excavation in full swing. (Scott Pike)