“The development of the University of the Highlands and Islands enabled me to come back to the islands and help establish degree-level provision in archaeology drawing on the rich resources we have in the region.”
“As part of this, we are seeking a postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the team and investigate next-generation technologies for hydroacoustic and coordinated measurement. “
And so it was that on Saturday 21st of August 2021, another group of Orcadians, this time led by Dan Lee and the project team of ‘Orkney Energy Landscapes’, took to the hills and re-created that same walk.
Dr Fiona McLean, a passionate advocate for the role of education in communities, has been elected as the University of the Highlands and Islands’ sixth rector.
Atlantic Puffins were found to be most affected by the issue, with 67% of the species’ nests including plastic.
This important archaeological project involving The Archaeology Institute of the University of the Highlands and Islands, ORCA (Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology), St Andrew’s University and members of the community is funded by Heritage Lottery Funding.
88% of University of the Highlands and Islands respondents agreed they were able to access the resources they needed for their course during the pandemic,
The dig runs on weekdays from July 5 until July 16. Visitors are welcome to visit the dig between 10am and 4pm.
The year-long project will see archaeological recording at contemporary energy sites, peat coring, oral history interviewing, fieldwalking, community events and schools workshops.
A project exploring the past, present and future of energy production and its role in shaping the identity of islands communities has been relaunched and is looking for anyone interested in delving into Orkney’s energy heritage.