Our Events

Archipelago Archaeology: Without a Boat there is no Hope!

April 22nd, 7:30-8:30pm

Online Event

The sea has shaped Shetland’s development, both physically and culturally. Join Dr Marc Chivers and Dr Esther Renwick of Shetland maritime heritage organisation Moder Dy CIC to explore the relationship between Shetlanders and the sea from prehistory to the post-medieval period. For more information and details on joining the talk please contact us.

Local Events



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

The Life and Times of the Cairns

April 28th, 7pm

Online Event

The excavation at the Iron Age site at The Cairns, South Ronaldsay, Orkney, is the subject of the next talk hosted by the Orkney Archaeology Society. The Life and Times of The Cairns: A Thousand Years of living at a Broch will be given by University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute lecturer and Cairns excavation director Martin Carruthers. Additional information on the event can be found here.

Just for Laughs


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