Old Scatness is an archeological site consisting of medieval, Viking, Pictish, and Bronze Age remains. It has been a settlement for thousands of years, each new generation adding buildings, and leveling off old ones. A broch was discovered in 1975 and has been dated to 400-200 BC. The site is managed by the Shetland Amenity Trust. In the summer, costumed guides provide tours of the site and the replica Iron Age and Pictish buildings. The visitor centre also includes exhibits, and there are demonstrations of ancient crafts.

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Founded: 400-200 BC
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in United Kingdom

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Camron Hall (9 months ago)
Amazing Location
King Ston (12 months ago)
It’s alright, the jarlos—whatever way it is spelt — is more impressive
King Ston (12 months ago)
It’s alright, the jarlos—whatever way it is spelt — is more impressive
Shruti Ambavat (23 months ago)
A place worth visiting to witness the unique settlement in Shetland during the iron age.
Shruti Ambavat (23 months ago)
A place worth visiting to witness the unique settlement in Shetland during the iron age.
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