Brindister Broch/ Broch of Brindister/ Brindister Voe

Sandsting, Shetland

Site Number HU25NE 6

Iron Age possible Broch. Causeway leading from the broch to the mainland.


1903         Recorded on the OS map of Shetland.

1931         Field Survey.

1946         Placed on the RCAHMS list.

1969         Some stone walling present

2002         Research – EW Mackie.



References & Bibliography

Anderson. J. 1878. Notes on the Structural, Distribution and Contents of the Brochs, With Special Reference to the Question of Their Celtic or Norweigen Origin. In Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Volume 12. pp. 314-355.

Archaeology of Shetland. 2020. Historical Profile – Gilbert Goudie. Available at Accessed 26 June 2020.

Bayley. H. 1919. Archaic England: An Essay in Deciphering Prehistory from Megalithic Monuments, Earthworks, Customs, Coins, Place-names and Faerie Superstitions. Library of Alexandria.

Blackwood. W & Sons. 1845. The New Statistical Account of Scotland: Sutherland, Caithness, Orkney, Shetland, General Index. W. Blackwood & Sons.

Loch of Brindister. Archaeology Notes. Canmore. National Record of the Historic Environment. Available at Accessed 1 July 2020.

Harding. D. W. 2004. The Iron Age in Northern Britain: Celts and Romans, Natives and Invaders. Routledge.

MacKie, E W. (2002b) The Roundhouses, Brochs and Wheelhouses of Atlantic Scotland c. 700BC – AD500: Architecture and Material Culture Part 1 – The Orkney and Shetland Isles, BAR British Series 342. Oxford. Page(s): 60 RCAHMS Shelf Number: E.9.1.MAC

RCAHMS. 1946. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Twelfth Report with an Inventory of the Ancient Monuments of Orkney and Shetland, 3v. Edinburgh. Page(s): 102, No. 1399 RCAHMS Shelf Number: A.1.1.INV/12


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