The Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology (ORCA) was commissioned by Xodus Group to provide a baseline assessment of the marine historic environment assets that may be affected by a proposed marine renewable energy development, which forms part of a wave farm at Brough Head, off the north-west coast of Mainland Orkney. The area to be assessed is around Outshore Point, between Point of Howana Geo, Northdyke, and Sand Geo, Marwick. Scientific Underwater Logistics And Diving (SULA Diving) were requested by ORCA to carry out a Desk Based Assessment (DBA) of the possible submerged cultural heritage along the offshore cable route. This assessment will identify any sites of cultural heritage significance that might be affected by the proposed development and make some initial suggestions for managing any identified issues and impacts concerning the cultural heritage resource.
Outshore Point GIS Shapefiles