A busy end to the summer, we've helped the SCAPE Trust with the clean and record of the ramparts and ditches of Sna Broch on Fetlar and done some cleaning and recording of our own. Many of us attended the SIRFA conference that is wrapping up today where we've had the good fortune of meeting and hearing the many voices of archaeology on Shetland and are hopeful of increased attention and activity for the wonderful sites we have moving forward. Speaking of wonderful sites, we did get the chance to get out with many of them and the North Roe Felsite Project to look at the Neolithic axe factory and hear from the experts in the field. Last item, we have the AGM scheduled for Halloween night with a nicely themed presentation to follow it (see Events).
We had a number of responses to Kevin's Mystery Stone, now in our Archives, and have updated it accordingly so have a quick look. We had a wonderful Yelluva Walk and concluded our dyke dig on July 6th and are working on getting the results in. Otherwise, we have the Axe Factory walk upcoming so if interested in that drop us a line!
The 2019 season is in full swing. We've had a talk (The Future of Archaeology) and a walk (Kevin's Mystery Stone) and have another walk scheduled for June (One Yelluva Walk!). In contrast to prior years, we have no excavations or site surveys this spring (though we may have one coming in September) so it is giving us a bit more leisure time. Not much wrong with that.