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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!

A bit of Archaeology Shetland fun!

Mainland Events

Messages from the Dead: Exploring Funerary Architecture and Symbolism in the Highlands of Scotland

January 26th @ 7:30pm

Online Event

A free public talk by Lorraine Evans and coordinated by ARCH Highlands, bookings can be made via EventBrite (with links from the ARCH events calendar). It may cap at 100 so book early and please cancel if you can’t make it. More information here.

Turf Worlds - the use of turf as a building material in later prehistory

February 11th @ 7:30pm

Online Event

In this online talk, Tanja Romankiewicz FSAScot (University of Edinburgh) will share her research on the use of turf as a building material in the Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman period across northwest Europe. Registration is free but booking is required through Eventbrite here. Additional information on the event can be found here.

Just for Laughs


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