Nes of Brodgar Open to the Public this summer
The discovery of the Ness of Brodgar
The Ness of Brodgar excavation
Sunset over the Ring of Brodgar (Nick Card)

New landscape card designs added to online shop

Our first run of fundraising card packs featuring scenes from in and around the Ness of Brodgar has sold out, so we’ve got a brand new set, featuring all-new images from Nick Card, Jim Richardson...

Big Howe. Sigurd Towrie

Around the Ness: Big Howe

Stand in the centre of the Stones of Stenness today and a short distance to the south-east, in the adjacent field, you will see a low mound. This is Big Howe, all that remains of a large Iron Age feature that once dominated an area 150 metres away from the stone circle.

Prehistoric deer carvings in Argyll are a first for Scotland

We’re no strangers to Neolithic art at the Ness of Brodgar, but our examples are either circular cupmarks or geometric designs. Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has confirmed yesterday that prehistoric animal carvings, thought to be...

Bay of Skaill trail

The Bay of Skaill trail

We bring this week to a close they way we started it – with another trail! This time we head to the west coast of the Orkney Mainland and take a wander around the Bay...

Bay of Firth Neolithic Trail

The Bay of Firth Neolithic trail

Now that things are getting back to some semblance of normality, we’ve turned out attention to the incredibly rich Neolithic landscape around the Bay of Firth. Although the trail focuses on the two accessible chambered...

Red deer featured image

Link: The significance of red deer in prehistory

A link to a new article, Connecting the Edges: The Call of the Wild, by Kath Page, a postgraduate M.Litt Archaeology Studies student based at the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute.