Knowe of Skea, Berstness, Westray - 2002

: Set on a tidal islet on the extreme south-west of Westray the Knowe of Skea is the most prominent of many mounds on the peninsular. The other mounds have been identified as funerary monuments.
The team headed by EASE returns this summer to the Knowe of Skea to investigate the Pictish building which is superimposed upon a larger, complicated and as yet not understood, site of an earlier period. In addition to this, human burials were found on the mound, which may have been a focus for burial over some time. This excavation is being undertaken as a response to the threat to the site from the sea.