Two excavations in the spotlight
There are two archaeological open days in the county this weekend – in Deerness and in Rousay.
The Brough of Deerness excavations are open to the public tomorrow, Sunday, from 10.30pm-4pm, with the excavation finds on show at St Ninian’s Kirk.
Sunday also sees the excavation open day for the Gateway to the Atlantic project, in Rousay. Visitors can have a tour and talk to the archaeologists and students excavating the site and see what life was like, at Swandro, during the Viking Age, with the aid of viking re-enactor Tony Sherratt.
The open day runs from 11.30am-4.30pm, with a minibus service operating from the Rousay pier.