Our Events

Trek to Lang Clodie Wick

June 25th, 10am

Collafirth Pier, Northmavine

Join us for a trek to the probable Iron Age wheelhouse site at Lang Clodie Wick. This will be our longest and most arduous walk of the season, between 8 & 10 hours over variable and rugged terrain. Along the way we will take in possible Pictish sites as host Stephen Jennings guides us through the research in this area. Dress for all contingencies with sturdy, appropriate footwear and plenty of food and drink. Contact us here for more details.

Air Raid Islands: the Luftwaffe over Shetland During World War Two

February 3rd, 7pm

Online Event

*Recording of this talk can be found here and here*

Join us and historian/author Samuel Sjoberg as he presents Air Raid Islands: the Luftwaffe over Shetland During World War Two. Meticulously researched and presented, this talk with question and answer to follow, will flesh out this hitherto little known corner of WWII and Shetland history. If you would like to attend please contact us here for details.

Local Events

Visualising Shetland's Iron Age: Talks

May 26th, 6-9pm

Shetland Museum Auditorium

Three of Shetland’s most prestigious archaeological monuments will be brought to life at the Shetland Museum and Archives with the launch of interactive iBook Shetland in the Iron Age, together with a series of talks from five visiting archaeologists. The following day there will be a drop-in session from 12-5pm with Dr Li Sou who will take you through her interactive iBook, 'Shetland in the Iron Age', and give a virtual demo of Old Scatness, Mousa Broch and Jarlshof. Further Information can be found here.

The Iron Age in the Neolithic Axe Factory

Mainland Events

Cord, Cloth and Clothing in the Bronze Age: a View from Kilmartin 

June 16th, 7pm

Online Event

Investigating traces that have survived the millennia, Dr. Susanna Harris from the University of Glasgow will examine the earliest evidence of cord and fabrics from Kilmartin Glen and Scotland more widely, then consider how these fibrous materials shaped people’s experience of life and death in the Bronze Age. Further Information can be found here.

Just for Laughs

The Far Side Vikings

Terminology

Broch

Broch derives from the Old Norse word borg meaning fort. It is found throughout Shetland in many forms - brough, burgh, burgi - as are the many complex Atlantic roundhouses that inspired its name.

It is uncommonly confused with this. Now that is collectively and altogether scary!