Location: Orkney, Scotland
Dates: 9th to 22nd July 2018
Cost: N/A
Age: N/A
Training / Experience: Attendees should be familiar with the basic techniques of archaeological excavation and recording, including those who have attended one of our Taster Weekends.
Accommodation: No
Organization: University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute
Name: Dan Lee
Address: Orkney College UHI, East Road, Kirkwall, KW15 1LX
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01856 569 225


Skaill Farm, Rousay, Orkney [Photo Caption: UHI Archaeology Institute]

Skaill Farm, Rousay, Orkney [Photo Caption: UHI Archaeology Institute]

The work at Skaill aims to explore a slice of the remarkable deep time represented along the west shore; from the Neolithic, Iron Age, Pictish, Viking and Norse periods to the 19th century clearances. This season we are investigating the Viking / Norse farm mound below the 18th century farmstead. Visitors welcome! Why not visit the coastally eroding site at Swandro as well, which is a further 10 min walk along the coast from Skaill.

The site opens at 9.30am each morning and closes at around 4.30pm.

Access to the site involves a walk down a steep hill from the car park for Mid Howe Broch and left (south) along the shoreline (15 min walk). The ground is uneven and the path is a little overgrown in places. Please do not access from Westness Farm.

Archaeologists will be working on site during the week. The Open Day will be on the final weekend 21st-22nd July 2018.

This site also takes volunteers who email in advance to take part.

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