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Bullet The Ness of Brodgar excavations
Bullet UHI Archaeology Institute
Bullet Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology (ORCA)
Bullet Orkney Archaeology Society - supporting archaeology in Orkney.
Bullet The Ness of Brodgar excavations.
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) - features a searchable database of monuments as well as an impressive online map, showing all sites of historical interest. Requires registration.
Orkney Heritage - The Orkney Islands Council department dealing with the county's heritage, museum services and historical sites.
The Brough of Deerness and the Viking Age Diaspora : Excavations over the past two year has begun to shed light on this islet, and the settlement on top.
Birsay-Skaill landscape archaeology project: Since 2003, survey and geophysics have been carried out at two locations on the west mainland of Orkney, at Birsay Bay and the Bay of Skaill.
The Papar Project — Investigating the enigmatic pre-Norse clergy of northern Scotland.
The Quoygrew Excavation: A site detailing the ongoing archaeological investigations at Quoygrew Viking settlement on Westray undertaken by the University of York. The work began began in 1997 and is investigating the relationship between aspects of the 11th century transition from the Viking Age to the Middle Ages in Norse Scotland.
The Stone Pages. A site created by two Italian friends, Paola Arosio and Diego Meozzi, covering all things megalithic. We met Paula and Diego in June 1998 while they were in Orkney as part of their Ancient Scotland Tour.
The Megalith Map - A resource for finding any stone circle or row in England, Ireland, Scotland or Wales.
Charles Tait's Maeshowe Site. It was in December 1997, that a camera was first placed within the Neolithic tomb of Maeshowe and the phenomenon of the winter solstice sunset was broadcast over the internet. For more details of this and subsequent events, see this site.
Bullet St Magnus Cathedral - a superb site from SCRAN, documenting the history of the cathedral, from the phases of its construction to modern day use.
Historic Scotland - The agency within the Scottish Executive directly responsible for safeguarding the nation's built heritage. Stewards of Maeshowe, Skara Brae, Broch of Gurness among others.