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Volunteers invited to join archaeologists in Birsay

Volunteers are invited to team up with archaeologists in Birsay.

The second phase of the community archaeology and training project, Mapping Magnus, is due to begin on Friday and Saturday.

Local volunteers are invited to team up with archaeologists from the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute to complete an archaeological survey in Palace Village, Birsay.

The event has been organised by Dan Lee, University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute Lifelong Learning and Outreach Archaeologist.

Folk involved will be meeting at Palace Village, Birsay car park opposite the Kirk at 10am, everyone is welcome to join the survey, mapping and recording, whether you have archaeological experience or not. The event runs from 10am-3pm.

The area around Birsay is closely linked with the story of St Magnus and this project will give volunteers the opportunity to learn surveying and mapping techniques and add to the archaeological record relating to the Magnus story.

The Mapping Magnus project involves a whole series of archaeological events in August and September 2017

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