Orkney Tourism Awards 2022

The Ness of Brodgar complex

The Ness of Brodgar site has been under excavation since 2004, revealing a massive complex of monumental Neolithic buildings dating from the centuries around 3000BC.

Without parallel in Atlantic Europe, the Ness of Brodgar’s three hectares are filled with huge stone structures containing spectacular finds.

These have made the Ness one of the most important archaeological excavations in the world today, changing our understanding of the culture and beliefs of Neolithic Orkney and shining a new light on the prehistory of northern Europe.

The project is mainly funded through the generosity of the public through our two supporting charities the Ness of Brodgar Trust and the American Friends.

The discovery of the Ness of Brodgar
The Ness of Brodgar excavation
Picture: Nick Card

Wednesday wildlife returns…

After its summer break, Wednesday wildlife is back with a selection of images from site director Nick Card. For new readers, the Ness of Brodgar is renowned for its wildlife… Read more

Two new books from Mark Edmonds

News just in of two new books by our friend Mark Edmonds, Visiting Professor at the UHI Archaeology Institute and Research Coordinator at the Ness of Brodgar. The first, After… Read more
Northern boundary wall (Scott Pike)

The walls of Brodgar – an update

Among the tasks undertaken during the 2022 excavation season was exposing another section of the northern boundary wall, or “Great Wall of Brodgar”. The first of our post-excavation website updates… Read more