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Cruester, Hill of

A modest summit on the west coast of the island of Bressay in Shetland, the Hill of Cruester rises to just over 50m (164 feet), a quarter-mile (0.5 km) southeast of Heogan. Looking out onto the Bressay Sound, an anti-aircraft battery was built on its southern slopes during the Second World War to protect Lerwick Harbour. This comprised four 3.7-inch gun emplacements, a command post and accommodation huts, the remains of which can still be seen.


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