Unit 2 is aiming to transform Finstown, a small town resting on the shores of the Bay Firth, into an agricultural hub, a hyperborean landscape, Pomona.
Given the abundance of archaeological finds throughout Orkney, research and excavations are ongoing throughout the archipelago to further understand how we have lived throughout history. Commonly, archaeological finds from Orkney are taken from the area to mainland Scotland to be analysed and examined. Finstown’s central location on mainland Orkney poses a great opportunity for a research centre, focused on the archaeological and anthropological aspects of Orkney.
Reflecting on the past informs our future, the addition of a research facility of this type is of great importance to our understanding of human’s self-sufficiency throughout time. In unit two’s promotion of self-sufficiency, this research facility represents a great opportunity to further understand our past and in turn, inform our future.