Brisk westerly wind across Orkney at first, tending to ease later. Maximum temperature 15 °C.
“The site, which was in use from the Norse period until the 19th century, is also the home to a large Norse hall.”
“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.”
“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.”
Archaeologists will be back on site from Monday 20th June to Friday 12th August 2022 and visitors are welcome
The dig at Skaill Farm – Rousay, will resume this coming July.
Strengthening southeasterly winds will bring some persistent rain to Orkney later in the afternoon and Shetland by evening. Maximum temperature 8 °C.
This event will go ahead as planned this Wednesday 15 December at 7.30pm, and now held online via Microsoft Teams.
Tombs of the Isles will get under way on Monday, November 29, with an introductory talk in the Rousay School at 7.30pm.
“I’m fascinated by the prints we humans leave – very ancient footprints have been found – hand prints in paint on cave walls have been found – the mark of nails used to make designs on pottery, ancient and modern.”