Meet the Team 2017

Mandy Dailly

My name is Mandy Dailly, and I’m from Kinlochleven.

I am a mature student, now half-way through the BA(hons) Scottish History and Archaeology with UHI and am so excited to be visiting the Ness this year to take part in some practical excavation experience and meet everyone involved.

This will be my first, long awaited visit to Orkney, but I think it’s safe to say that it won’t be my last.

Rod Richmond

I retired to Orkney after a career as a teacher. I was able to indulge a lifetime’s interest in history and archaeology here.

I volunteer in the winter at Tankerness House as a photographer, helping to build up a future searchable digital archive.

In late winter and early spring I’m one of a team of field-walkers who comb the ploughed fields in the buffer zone around the Heart of Neolithic Orkney. The buzz you get from picking up an artefact which may have lain covered up for millennia never diminishes.

I’ll be a fleeting presence in the finds hut but I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to be involved.

Elizabeth Pratt

This is my first season at the Ness of Brodgar and my second visit to Orkney

I currently work as a Heritage Consultant for Cotswold Archaeology, which principally involves preparing DBAs and ES Chapters for proposed residential, commercial and renewable energy schemes across England and Wales.

I have previously worked as an Archaeological Field Technician for Archaeology Warwickshire and last year I completed a PhD exploring how local people interact with, understand and value the prehistoric sites and landscapes of West Cornwall.

I am very much looking forward to joining the Ness team for one week in August!