Third figurine from Links of Noltland dig

The third Links of Noltland figurine. (Craig Taylor)

A third hand-carved figurine has been discovered during ongoing excavations at the Links of Noltland, Westray.

The Orkney Venus, or Westray Wifie as it is known locally, was unearthed in the summer of 2009. A second, damaged, figurine, was found in 2010.

All three figurines are now going on display in the Westray Heritage Centre.

Since starting rescue excavations in 2007, to combat irreplaceable archaeological remains being lost to erosion, an extensive Neolithic and Bronze Age settlement and associated field systems has been found.

Excavations will resume in September and visitors are welcome to the site.

From September 3, visitors to the Links of Noltland will be able to meet the team and see the ongoing dig between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday.

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