Scottish archaeology volunteer opportunities: summer 2021

15 March 2021
Discover opportunities to volunteer on an archaeology dig or project with our round-up of volunteer opportunities.

Archaeology Scotland

Archaeology Scotland runs various events and projects throughout the year and whether it’s volunteering at an excavation or helping at a festival, you can volunteer your services by e-mail

Ness of Brodgar


Experienced diggers may, subject to Covid-19 restrictions, be able to take part in the 2021 excavation season at Ness of Brodgar, working under restricted conditions. Visit the Ness of Brodgar website for opportunities as they become available. 

Swandro-Orkney Coastal Archaeology Trust

Swandro-Orkney Coastal Archaeology Trust was forced to cancel its 2020 dig due to the pandemic but hope to be back on site in 2021. You can see the latest news and information for volunteers on their website

Please note that certain volunteering projects and opportunities may be subject to change or cancellation due to Covid-19 restrictions.