His Royal Highness The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay
His Royal Highness The Prince Charles, the Duke of Rothesay, kindly agreed to take on the Patronage of the Swandro-Orkney Coastal Archaeology Trust from March 2019. This is a great honour for us and we are delighted that His Royal Highness has accepted our invitation to become our Patron. The work of the Trust, and in particular our current research excavation investigating both the archaeology and the processes of erosion at the multi-period site at the Knowe of Swandro in Rousay, brings together two of His Royal Highness' interests. The Prince has long campaigned to raise awareness of the dangers of global warming and climate change, and read archaeology and anthropology as a Cambridge undergraduate. We hope that having such a distinguished Patron will raise the profile of the Trust and also make more people aware of the threat to our heritage posed by global warming.