By Bernie Bell
The Ness Needs Your Help!
This time more physically than financially – copied from the Ness of Brodgar Trust blog https://www.nessofbrodgar.co.uk/ by kind permission of Sigurd Towrie……
Pre-dig tidy up – can you spare a few hours to help?
Some of the 2021 tidy-up squad in action.
Can you spare a few hours to help us get the site ship-shape before the start of the 2022 excavation season? If so, we’ll be delighted to see you.
Our annual clear-up is scheduled for tomorrow – Sunday, June 26, and generally involves giving everything a good tidy up before the diggers return on July 4.
If you can help just turn up on site any time between 11am and 3pm on the day. Gloves and waterproof footwear are recommended and if you can bring along any tools (petrol strimmers, shears, secateurs etc) it will be very much appreciated.
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“A reminder too that with just a week to go until we’re back on site, we’re looking for some hardy volunteers to help us open up the trenches.
So if you would like to get up very close to the archaeology we’re needing extra pairs of hands to assist with the removal of the winter covers on Monday, July 4 and Tuesday, July 5, 2022. Shifting hundreds of tyres and sandbags is hard work but very rewarding. We suggest, however, that anyone interested look out old clothes, strong footwear and waterproofs.
If you’re in Orkney, can spare a few hours – or a couple of days – and don’t mind getting a bit muddy, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: Although we’re back on site from Monday, July 4, the excavation is not open to the public until Wednesday, July 6.”