Orkney Excavations 2014

The following  list of Orkney 2014 archaeological excavations  will be updated as the  OAS is made aware of confirmed plans by the excavation directors.

More details of each will be published as they become available: 


The Cairns: Iron Age broch/ Pictish/Viking settlement, Martin Carruthers director (Orkney College UHI) 16th of June until the 11th of July, open day on Friday the 4th of July from 11am to 3.30pm. 


Smerquoy: early Neolithic houses director Colin Richards Manchester University from around June 23rd – July 12th


Rousay: Swandro 'new' Neolithic tomb; Iron Age & Viking settlement Steve Dockrill and Julie Bond Bradford University 16th June to  25th  July


Rousay: Sourin valley, and Quandale geophysical, topographic and environmental survey Ingrid Mainland, Jane Downes, Scott Timpany Orkney College UHI, Mark Edmonds York University from around 23rd June – 11th July


Hoy survey Dan Lee ORCA UHI 16 – 20th  June


Links of Noltland, WestrayNeolithic and Bronze Age houses and burials Historic Scotland/EASE (G Wilson & H Moore) now until September 2014


Ness of Brodgar 2014 ORCAThe 2014 excavations on the Ness of Brodgar will start on July 14th until August 22nd. Free site tours at 11am, 1pm & 3pm from the 16th of July 16th until the 20th of August. The daily illustrated online excavation diary will be hosted courtesy of Sigurd Towrie on Orkneyjar.


Meur, Sanday: Community led project supported by SCAPE, moving Bronze Age burnt mound from coast inland dates – July TBC