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We will be producing an occasional email newsletter updating you on recent developments


Here's a summary of the 2017 excavation for you to download.


You can listen to the Radio Orkney report about Swandro broadcast on the 22nd July 2016


The Swandro excavation has featured on the Orkneyjar website, and the articles may be read online:



2010: Coastal Erosion helping to fill in the historical gaps


2011: Rousay's heritage snatched from the sea


2013: A race against time and tide


2014: Back in Rousay to beat the elements



Excavation Reports


Since the site is still under excavation the final publication is still some way off. An interim report or data structure report is produced each year, together with research objectives for the coming season. Some of these may be downloaded as pdfs by clicking the links below:


Swandro 2016 Data Structure Report


Orkney Gateway to the Atlantic: 2010 Interim report No. 1


Swandro 2013 Data Structure Report


Video of the excavation


A series of short videos about the excavation were produced in 2011 and are well worth watching.


Dig Diary


We have a dig diary which when we're in the field will keep you updated with everything that's happening in a (hopefully!) entertaining manner, when we're not digging we'll be posting background information and useful links.


Finally, here is a lecture podcast by the Chair of the Trust, Dr. Steve Dockrill presented at the 2015 European Association of Archaeologists annual conference in Glasgow 2015.

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