Bookan Chambered Cairn - 2002

First excavated in the 19th century, this Neolithic chambered cairn overlooks the lochs of Stenness and Harray and will have been prominent on the skyline when the Ring of Brogar was built. Since its excavation it has been suffering badly from being trampled by cattle and burrowed by rabbits, and is now a rather sad-looking site.
Nick Card, with the assistance of Dr Colin Richards and students from Manchester and Orkney, is re-excavating parts of this chambered cairn to retrieve evidence relating to its construction and date.