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Two excavations in the spotlight

(Picture: Sigurd Towrie)
The Brough of Deerness.

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.