The excavation is open to the public on weekdays, from 9.30am-4.30pm till August 17 2022. And there is free parking on the site too.
Follow, follow, follow, follow
“Next job is to put all that sand in those decaying sand bags over our path to even it out a bit and bed all the stones in.”
Swandro Excavation Update
“We’re counting down to the start of the 2022 excavation at Swandro, we’ll be back on site from the 20th June until the 12th August.”
Cancellation of The Cairns Dig
We’re sorry to announce that, due to unforeseen circumstances, this summer’s excavation at The Cairns has been cancelled.
The Dates For The Cairns!!!
After a pause of two years the archaeology dig at The Cairns, Windwick, South Ronaldsay, is set to happen again!!
More Than Just A Ditch
“The actual structure of the ditch isn’t something that folk get a chance to see very often”
Hall of Clestrain – Archaeology final round up – for now!
“A morning of turf removal exposed impressive stone curbing, which enclosed six neatly cut paving slabs.”
Dig It! Discovering John Rae’s Story at The Hall of Clestrain
“Scottish archaeology is all about discovering Scotland’s stories and these are the chapters of people’s lives that we sometimes forget about, but that archaeology is uniquely placed to write. “
“for ardent followers of the Ness excavations, there are on-line events included in the Orkney International Science Festival”
Revealing The Cairns – Part Two
“Beads!!!!! The Cairns excavation is showing just how much our Iron Age ancestors liked ornament, either for themselves, or their living space………”