ORCA - Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology

Excellence in Historic Environment Services

Giving the past a presence now and for the future

Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology (ORCA) offers both terrestrial and marine cultural heritage services which are cost effective and efficiently delivered by its experienced and well qualified team. Located in one of the most archaeologically significant parts of the United Kingdom, ORCA is housed within the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute in Orkney. ORCA work with the construction industry, utility companies, energy developers, the public sector and community outreach programmes. ORCA have been closely involved with several marine renewable energy developments in Orkney Waters, the Pentland Firth and off the Western Isles, as well as subsea cable and gas pipeline projects off Shetland and in the North Sea, and with electricity infrastructure projects such as the construction of grid cable connections and converter stations. ORCA research and applied research projects include the well-publicised work on the Ness of Brodgar; the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site Geophysics Programme; Scapa Flow shipwrecks; and Project Adair.

Services provided: Archaeologists

Wednesday, September 13th 2017

Ceremony recognises Orkney’s business achievements

Business leaders from across Scotland gathered in Inverness recently to celebrate success at the annual SCDI Highlands and Islands Business Excellence Awards, presented by Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP. The awards showcased the achievemen Full Story...

Wednesday, September 13th 2017

World’s first tidal-powered hydrogen generated at EMEC

EMEC has generated green hydrogen gas demonstrating potential for a clean replacement for polluting fuels. The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has produced hydrogen gas using electricity generated from tidal energy in Orkney. This is the f Full Story...

Contact Information

c/o Maureen Shearer, Development Manager, HIE, 14 Queen Street, Kirkwall
KW15 1JE Scotland

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