“We look across to Gairsay, once the home of Viking Sweyn Asleifsson, from where he headed out, rampaging. “
“Lockdown has provided a unique opportunity to focus on collections work – time that is otherwise very hard to get – and by summer’s end I hope to have the collection completely catalogued.”
” I’ve been thinking about the archaeological dig at Swandro, on the island of Rousay.”
The Extraordinary Closure of the Cairns Broch
“This research helps us to recognise the significant role that the treatment of the fin whale had in the dramatic procedures of deliberately ending of the monumental broch.” – Martin Carruthers
A major research project is to get underway investigating trade links in early modern Europe.
The Tulloch Stone is a ‘significant find’ which adds to the corpus of material available for study.
ORCA has received a grant of £10,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for the Orkney Energy Landscapes Project.
The prestigious Robertson Medal is only awarded to those whose work is outstanding.
“We’ve walked Newark Bay – Deerness, many times, but I haven’t written about it, until now.”