Stationery Office, Oct 1, 1997 - History - 148 pages
The most complete and authoritative look at Scottish history and its rich archaeological heritage. Each book in the series tells the story of a particular area of Scotland, from its earliest days of settlement to up-to-date information on modern society.Shetland is one of Scotland's best known areas and is a contridiction between the past and the present. Here, a superb 18th century fort can be found in Lerwick; a Viking-age farm beside the Sumburgh Airport; and Scotland's best preserved iron-age broch on the beautiful island of Mousa. There are tombstones and storehouses which illustrate Shetland's North Sea trade in the 17th and 18th centuries and intact farming landscapes from 5000 years ago.
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MILITARY ARCHITECTURE AND LIGHTHOUSES
COUNTRY MANSIONS AND LAIRDS HOUSES
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19th century 3rd-2nd millennium BC armorial panel blockhouse boats booth boulders Bressay Sound Bridge of Walls broch built burn burnt mounds Burravoe Busta carved castle centre chambered tomb cist Clickhimin coast colour photograph croft Earl early prehistoric east entrance passage Eshaness excavated Fair Isle farm gable harbour Hill Hillswick Historic Scotland horizontal mills Huxter island Jarlshof kiln known laird's house later Lerwick lighthouse Loch massive medieval church minor road modern monuments Mousa Muness Ness Norse Northern Isles Old Haa original Orkney Orkney and Shetland oval Papil Pictish pier planticrues ponies promontory Punds rectangular building roof round ruined Sand Scalloway seen settlement Shetland Museum shore side South Mainland St Ninian's Isle standing stone Stanydale steatite stone-built storeys Sumburgh Head surviving Symbister take the minor Tingwall tower Unst Vementry Viking Age Viking-Age visible walk West Mainland Whalsay wooden Yell