Grants Awarded in 2015

The Orkney Archaeology Society fund raises throughout the year and all the money we raise from this and from membership fees goes to support archaeology in Orkney.

During 2015 the Society gave a total of £9595 in grants to fund a diverse range of projects:

·         £2400 to the Gateway to the Atlantic: excavations at the Knowe of Swandro, Rousay


·         £420 to fund analysis of micromorphology samples taken at the Ness of Brodgar excavation


·         £975 to fund radiocarbon dating of Pictish burials recovered in Rousay for the project:  ‘Putting Flesh on the Bones’


·         £800 to fund an open access online image library of stone tools from Orkney as part of the ‘Working Stone, Making Communities’ project


·         £1750 to the Cairns excavation, Windwick Iron Age & Pictish site


·         £750 towards the Hoy and South Walls Landscape Project Rackwick, Hoy archaeological survey involving local community volunteers


·         £400 to fund geophysics at the Braes of Ha’Breck, in the island of Wyre


·         £150 towards the Yesnaby Art & Archaeology Research Project


·         £400 to help establish an Orkney Young Archaeologist club


·         £650 Landscapes of Change: Archaeologies of the Rousay Clearances


·         £900 Prospecting for Orkney’s Maritime Heritage programme of marine and onshore survey fieldwork




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