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March 29th

And so 'official' 2023 begins. We have a talk on the 30th ('Droning on about climate change: erosion and Shetland’s coastal archaeology'), a walk for members on the 8th of April (Old Scatness) and a busy, busy year ahead. Highlights will be field recording of some prehistoric structures, clean and records at a couple of high profile sites and, as ever, participation in full excavation to go along with some wonderful walks and thoughtful talks. Don't be afraid to join us if you'd like to take part in the exciting programme we have for 2023.

October 2nd

We have concluded what was a rather busy season with multiple walks, excavations, clean and records and a handful of talks. It's good to be back live with everyone! We do have our AGM upcoming (date to be determined) where we will deliver a final talk of 2022. To review some of what we have done visit our 'Site in Focus' page.

May 7th

We hosted our first walk of the season with tremendous weather, 'In Defence of Lerwick by Land, Sea & Air' which saw a rather robust attendance. It felt good to be outside again! Our next walk is the very rugged trek to Lang Clodie Wick on June 25th. See the Events page for details.

February 4th

We kicked off 2022 last night with a lecture from Author/Historian Samuel Sjoberg on his book Air Raid Islands: The Luftwaffe Over Shetland During World War Two. Despite some early technical difficulties, the stimulating presentation is an excellent companion to the book.

Scotland's Urban Past


North Roe Neolithic Axe Factory
Esther Lecture
Mangaster Homestead
March Cairn
Tangwick Watermill
Broch of Mousa
Mousa Broch Interior
Axe Factory
Anti-Aircraft Position - Lerwick
North Roe Felsite Project
Ness of Sound
Scotland's Urban Past
Chambered Cairn, Ronas Hill
Broch of Clickimin
Archaeology Shetland Abroad
Fethaland Steatite
Burland Broch
Fulmar Chick
Scalloway Castle
Broch of Houlland
Archaeology Shetland
Boat Noost, Fethaland
Archaeology Shetland, Burwick
WWII Pillbox
Group Members/WWII Bunker
Burwick Pier
Modern Cairn
Garth's Ness LORAN station, NATO
Homestead, Jamie Cheyne's Loch
Mill Stones
Archaeology Shetland, Burwick
Roundhouse, HU 39674 40452
Viking Unst
St Mary's Church
Jarlshof in the Snow
Stanydale Temple
Ness of Sound coastal battery, WWII
Bronze Age Roundhouse
Neolithic Site, Burwick
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