NorthLink Ferries continues its support for volunteer Ness of Brodgar archaeologists

Monday 20th August 2018

NorthLink Ferries, through its ongoing sponsorship programme, has once again provided travel support to archaeologist volunteers working at the Ness of Brodgar this summer, after it was opened for an eight week period during July and August.

The Ness of Brodgar is the site of an excavation of a massive Neolithic walled enclosure that contains numerous well preserved monumental stone buildings in the heart of the Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site. The site has received worldwide recognition, with some archaeologists claiming it could be more important than Stonehenge.

Seumas Campbell, Serco’s Customer Service Director at NorthLink Ferries, said: “It has been a great privilege for all of us at NorthLink Ferries to be involved in supporting the continued exploration of the Ness of Brodgar. By supporting the travel of the volunteer archaeologists this summer, we hope to have contributed to the unlocking of even more secrets from this fascinating site.”

Nick Card, Director of the Ness of Brodgar at the University of the Highlands and Islands, said: “Over the last few years NorthLink Ferries has provided an invaluable contribution to the Ness, as most of the volunteers who come to the Ness do so at their own expense. Without this kind of support we would not be able to continue with our ground-breaking research that is mainly funded through public donation.”