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The Old Scatness ruins was an unplanned stop in our one day itinerary. We saw a signage on the road side and decided to drop by. Our group was welcomed by an enthusiastic Scottish lad who was on duty at that time.
He led us...More
Even though much of the site is excavated this is work in progress. It is only open to the public on Fridays and I was fortunate to be able to visit while on Shetland. The Neolithic site is challenging to date but based on other...More
we had a great guided tour from Val Turner , a fascinating insight into life on the Shetlands 2000 years ago. The broch , roundhouse & wheelhouse are amazing. I really enjoyed the reconstruction site it gives you a better understanding of what the whole...More
A substantial Broch and wheelhouse discovered when a new road was put in for the very adjacent airport. Access is by guided tour only and a charge of £5. the guides are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. the site is currently open only on Fridays during...More
This is a wonderful iron age site which deserves to be far better known. It's really impressive and we had an excellent tour from a well informed and interesting guide. The bad news is that there are tours only on Fridays... But do go if...More
This site close to the runway of Sumburgh airport is a fantastic site to see prehistoric brochs. It's worth doing a tour (Fridays only) when visiting the site - you'll get way more information than just looking for yourself.
When arriving on the airport: the...More