depart from Lerwick and head south to Clickimin
Broch. This settlement dates from approximately
700 BC - 500/600 AD and is located on the outskirts of
Catpund Quarry, located on
the main road south of Cunningsburgh, is a perfect example
of a Viking soapstone (steatite) quarry.
tiny island of Mousa lies just off the coast of Sandwick.
Weather permitting, we can take Tom Jamieson's ferry
across to the island, and visit Mousa Broch, the UK's
finest and most complete example of an Iron Age broch.
To add to the enjoyment, Mousa also has a large seal
colony, and a variety of breeding birds including storm
petrels and great skuas.
... was discovered by chance at the end of the 19th century,
when a major storm exposed part of its buried structure.
This impressive site shows just how attractive Shetland
was to settlers as far back as 3000 BC. The
tour takes you through the Bronze Age, Iron Age, the Pictish
Era,the Norse Era and the Middle Ages.
Broch and Environs
The latest and most exciting Shetland archaeological site
yet to be discovered is located about one mile from the
Jarlshof Settlement, close to Sumburgh Airport.
Old Scatness Broch and Environs is proving to be a treasure-house
of valuable information: so far, twenty-three buildings
have been excavated and thousands of finds discovered,
some of them quite unique. 2003 saw the last phase of
excavation; 2005/6 saw the consolidation of the buildings
on the site.
Break: at the Sumburgh