Orkney Energy Landscapes

Project Details

Description of project aims

A group of six contemporary renewable and non-renewable energy sites and landscapes in Orkney were visited and recorded using archaeological and anthropological methods. Themes of Peat, Oil and Uranium, Wind and Wave were used to explore the sites and landscapes with a series of public recording days and school workshops. Written and photographic records with scaled plans were produced for sites with surviving remains of energy devices. Energy transitions were explored and recorded at all the sites, where historical energy developments have been reused by contemporary energy developments. A new method for recording contemporary energy sites has been developed, with observations and recommendations for future work and priorities. This contributes to the development of an Orkney Energy Trail.
Effective start/end date25/11/1930/06/22


  • Energy
  • Landscape
  • Contemporary Archaeology


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