Communities adopt ancient sites

An ancient burial ground at risk of crumbling into the sea is one of six historic sites to be taken under the wings of concerned community groups.

The prehistoric site on Unst, Shetland, is included in the Council of Scottish Archaeology’s Adopt-a-Monument scheme.

A skeleton with a polished stone disc tucked inside its mouth was found there in 2005.

The other five projects are in the Western Isles, the Borders, Aberdeenshire and Perthshire.

The burial site at Sandwick Bay on Unst is threatened by coastal erosion. 

 Shetland Community Archaeology Sandwick, Unst



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