We need your help fund the Swandro Excavation 

Swandro is a unique opportunity to totally excavate an undisturbed Neolithic chambered tomb using modern scientific methods, but the sea continues to destroy the site and the erosion edge is now perilously close to the burial chamber. The 2018 excavation  showed that there is a complex sequence of later Iron Age buildings constructed in and around the chambered tomb mound, including a massive Iron age roundhouse which formed the focus of our 2019 excavation, as the later buildings have to be ecorded and excavated before we can excavate the tomb itself, 

We need to fund 8-week seasons in the future to have any chance at all of completing the excavation before the sea swallows the site. Our immediate priority for 2020 is the excavation of the chambered tomb before it is irrevocably destroyed, along with the overlying Iron Age buildings. Our main source of funding for the dig is from public donations, and the excavation cannot continue without your support - please help! 

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Thank you for your support! 

The entrance passageway to the chambered tomb at Swandro, the figure in the checked shirt is sitting roughly over where the main burial chamber lies, with the slope of the beach running down to the left

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Swandro - Orkney Coastal Archaeology Trust Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation No: SC047002 

Patron: His Royal Highness The Prince Charles, the Duke of Rothesay

Registered office: Bayview Birsay Orkney KW17 2LR   email: info@swandro.co.uk