Scord of Brouster

Shetland Mainland | Bridge of Walls | Neolithic settlement |

[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, causing widespread peat bog formation. Interpretation boards at the viewpoint just west of the farmstead help make sense of what you're looking at.

Location & info

📌 Scord of Brouster
Off A971 1 mi west of Bridge of Walls, Shetland Mainland, G.R.: HU 255516 ///
🚌 Infrequent bus to Bridge of Walls (1 mi) | 🚗 Signposted layby (also a passing place - don't block it all) at G.R.: HU 255515 ///
Always open | Free

💬 From the layby it's a 5-min walk north to the best viewpoint for the site on a faint, potentially wet path.


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