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Scord of Brouster

The remains of a Neolithic agricultural settlement in the centre of the Walls Peninsula of W Shetland, the Scord of Brouster overlooks the A971 road from the north, 1½ miles (2.5 km) northeast of the settlement of Walls and 6 miles (10 km) west southwest of Aith. Comprising a system of stone-walled huts, linked field boundaries and clearance cairns. The site was occupied from 2600BC until around 400AD.

The largest hut extends to 7m (23 feet) by 5m (16 feet) and features a central hearth surrounded by rooms that are separated by massive stone slabs. One of the enclosures extends to 60m (200 feet) in length.

The site was subject to a major excavation between 1977 and 1979.


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