Scord of Brouster

You'll probably end up passing through Bridge of Walls at some point on Shetland - all roads to the far west Mainland converge here. And while passing through, it's worth stopping at the Scord of Brouster: the scattered remains of a large neolithic farming village. The stone buildings are over 4,000 years old, abandoned around 1,500 BC as the island's climate deteriorated. Interpretation boards at the viewpoint just west of the farmstead help make sense of what you're looking at.

[Scord of Brouster]

📌 Scord of Brouster ☆☆☆
Description: Neolithic farming settlement, abandoned around 1500 BC due to the formation of peat bogs.
Location: Off A971 a mile west of Bridge of Walls, G.R.: HU 255516 ///
Open: Always
Cost: Free
Anything else? Signposted layby on the A971 is actually a large passing place - leave enough room for other cars to pass. From here it's a few-min walk to the best viewpoint for the site, north on a faint, potentially wet path.


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