Discovering Hidden Kirkwall.
The Kirkwall Townscape Heritage Initiative Archaeology Programme.
Excavation in RBS Garden
Archaeologists from The University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute team will be commencing the excavation today. The site in the RBS gardens will open from 10am to 4pm each day from Monday 16th May until Saturday 20th May and visitors are welcome to visit and talk to the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute team.
As part of the community programme we will be training volunteers and involving the local schools in the dig itself, mapping in the Museum Gardens and historical mapping in the town itself – piecing together the story of Kirkwall.
On Tuesday and Wednesday this week KGS pupils are involved in three studies:
- Excavation, sieving and finds washing in the RBS gardens.
- Geophysics, surveying and mapping in the Museum Gardens
- Historical mapping in the town itself
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