FOSN News Blog

Week 3 Highlights

Norse gaming board found at the Brough of DeernessWell that's us halfway through our six week project now and the pace just keeps on going. This week as well as continued good numbers visiting the exhibition and Mermaid Cafe, we were also really delighted to become temporary caretakers for object number 101 - a norse gaming board discovered as part of the 2011 archaeological dig on the Brough of Deerness. We also

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Week 2 Highlights

Well that's two weeks out of our six week project gone already! This past week we've had a visit from Museums Service staff members Sheila Garson and Janette Park who came along with a Mystery Box of Deerness Delights, we've entertained a family of Vikings at the Hall, given a glimpse into the history of farming in Deerness, guddled in the ebb at Dingieshowe to see what creatures were lurking under the rocks and seen lots and lots of folk at the exhibition and cafe at the Hall! But we're not done yet! Lots more events planned - take a look at our Programme of Events.

Brough of Deerness Blog

The Friends of St Ninian's are delighted to announce the arrival of the official Brough of Deerness - 2011 Archaeological Dig - Blog! The Blog, written by dig leader Dr James Barrett, will be updated weekly and will detail the work carried out and finds made by the University of Cambridge team.

Select Brough Blog from the menu bar on the homepage to find out what's been happening on the Brough so far!

Gaethering Gablos at the Gloup!

2011_0702_130719Twenty four intrepid bug hunters turned up at the Mull Head Interpretation Centre on Saturday when local minibeast expert Dave Musson (ably assisted by his wife Pauline) led a very interesting and enjoyable exploration of the area which resulted in a significant find of peedie beasties!

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