Win a carved stone ball…

Replica Carved Stone Ball from the Ness of Brodgar.Our virtual dig season for 2020 may be over, but now we’ve got our sights firmly set on 2021.

The closure of the site this summer has, as expected, had a serious impact on Ness funds. Almost 80 per cent of our funding comes from public donations, particularly during the summer dig season, so this year we’ve not been able to rely on the continued generosity of visitors or the on-site OAS shop sales.

But we’re doing all we can to raise funds and get back to excavating next year.

Our latest fundraiser is a bit of fun for puzzle fans.

For the meagre price of £1, you can buy and download a copy of our Ness-themed word scramble, compiled by Jean Ross. Solve it and email your answers to us at and the first correct entry drawn from a hat on October 1, 2020, will win one of our replica carved stone balls.

The competition runs until September 30, 2020.

Good luck and thank you for helping support the Ness.

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