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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Adam Knauz (2 years ago)
Ruins of an old settlement. The place is only "open" on Fridays, however you can come and look around anytime. Good if you have nothing else to do before heading to the airport.
Bob Knox (2 years ago)
This site recently excavated deserves world heritage site status as soon as possible.
Mike Azadian (2 years ago)
very friendly staff, interesting story of this place
Hilo Lin (2 years ago)
Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience.
Myron Prins (4 years ago)
It was populated from 4600 BC until the 19th Century.
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