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We hope you find this video informative and interesting. This zoom talk we provided for St.Andrew's University Archaeology Society in February 2021. 

Caain da Noosts Family Activities  

Regretfully, as a consequence of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have suspended all face to face community engagement activity. However, we are excited to invite you to take part in our new, online, community project, Caain da Noosts and we have created a downloadable family activity pack to go with it! Preview the family activity pack here or download it below: 

Archaeological Reports

Shoreside, Bridge of Walls, Shetland


We recorded a noost at Shoreside during the summer of 2019 ahead of demolition for the construction of a boat shed. The report has been submitted to the Shetland Historic Environment Record, held by the Shetland Amenity Trust in Lerwick, and is available to read and download here. It covers both the structure of the noost and our archival research associated with it. 

We have uploaded this as an open-access document, if you find it useful then please buy Esther and Marc a coffee. 


Watch this space ...