The Swandro-Orkney Coastal Archaeology Trust is a registered Scottish Charity (SC047002) racing against the Atlantic to excavate the archaeological site at the Knowe of Swandro, Rousay,Orkney which is being destroyed by coastal erosion.
The Knowe of Swandro, Rousay is an amazing multi-period site which includes a Neolithic chambered tomb overlain by Iron Age, Pictish, Viking and Norse settlement. Coastal erosion is having a devastating effect on the archaeology at the Knowe of Swandro and cannot be stopped. In response to this threat a Registered Scottish Charity, the Swandro – Orkney Coastal Archaeology Trust has been established with the initial primary aim of raising funds to excavate and record the Knowe of Swandro before it is destroyed. During the excavation season, usually in July, visitors are very welcome. We offer free site tours and special open days with re-enactors and other demonstrations. Please visit our website for more details.