Ness of Burgi is an Iron Age ruin. Situated on a narrow promontory, the site is dominated by a so-called ‘blockhouse fort’ – a rare type of monument of which there are only three confirmed examples, all in Shetland.
Uneven ground and rocks.
- Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts
Access contact details
Ness of Burgi is free to visit and open year-round. For more detailed information visit the Historic Environment Scotland website.
It is a fairly difficult walk to reach the monument, so access is only recommended for those comfortable with traversing uneven ground and rocks.
It is located at the south easternmost point of Scatness, south Shetland off the A970.
Access is across rocks.
Grid reference - HU 388 084.
- Features & Designations
- Blockhouse (featured building)
- Description: A solid, drystone structure, entered by a low, covered passage.
- Key Information
Open to the public