American support for Ness of Brodgar excavations in Orkney
A new charity to support the Ness of Brodgar excavations in Orkney has been launched in America.
The American Friends of the Ness of Brodgar group aims to promote the archaeological work being carried out at the site and help raise funds for the project.
It is seen as one of the most important Neolithic excavations in the world.
However the cost of continuing the dig is an issue for the Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology (Orca).