Scotland's Coastal Heritage at Risk

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Major archaeological discoveries revealed by storms in Shetland

June 23rd, 11:15 a.m.

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Easterly gales over the winters of 2013 and 2014 have exposed at least two important archaeological sites in Shetland. A possible Iron Age wheel house or broch has literally been half sectioned in the coast edge at Channerwick. A few kilometres up the coast, severe erosion at the Sands of Mail has exposed archaeological remains extending over 150m. Read about these sites and others in our latest blog from Shetland.