Has the Birsay Dig Found the Bishop’s Palace?

The excavations currently taking place in Palace Village Birsay are revealing substantial walls beneath modern day paths and gardens. The Dig is part of the Mapping Magnus Project.


Excavations at Palace Village, Birsay

Birsay was once the ‘capital’ of Medieval Orkney and has an abundance of archaeological layers. Articles on the project can be viewed on The Orkney News website by following the links.

Open Day Poster Mapping Magnus V2

This Saturday sees an open day from 10am – 3pm in the village. Come and see for yourself what lies beneath your unsuspecting feet.

The Orkney News went out to have a look on Wednesday. Mind on the wind:


Or watch on YouTube

Birsay Dig 2017

Reporter: Fiona Grahame


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