Ness 2020 excavation cancelled

We are very sorry to announce that due to the present COVID-19 situation and uncertainties surrounding this, all excavation and fieldwork at the Ness of Brodgar this summer has been cancelled and the site will be shut.

We intend, however, to keep busy by a very active online presence with special features and updates on what we’re doing etc – watch this space also for news of exciting new ways of supporting the Ness. 

We are also busy bringing together a major interim report on the Ness which will be published in the near future, and working on the material excavated in previous years.

We are now planning for 2021 and hope to see you then.

Knitting kits delayed

To all those who have ordered knitting kits, we’re experiencing a slight delay in getting them sent out. Two things are holding us up – we’re waiting on a top-up on one of the main colours in the kits and it’s due to arrive shortly from the supplier. It’s also …

Video – Trench P in 2008

Looking back it’s incredible to see the changes in the site over the past 12 years!

This short video – it was a test, hence the terrible quality – shows work under way in Trench P in July 2008.