A History of Shetland in 100 Sites

Shetland UHI are offering a new course: A History of Shetland in 100 Sites

Dr Simon Clarke is offering a new course to learn more about the history of Shetland.

Shetland has one of the richest archaeological landscapes in Europe illustrating every aspect of its 6000 years of human occupation, from hunter gatherer society to outpost of an inter-continental defence network.  

This series of 10 evening classes delivered remotely by interactive video conference (Part 1) and eight field visits (Part 2) will explore the Shetland’s archaeological monuments and the finds collections that have come from them. Beyond the physical remains the series will explore what life was like for the men and women that called Shetland home, but also think about how we know what we know and identify where the main gaps are in our understanding.

The field visits in particular are also a chance to reflect on the challenge of heritage protection and interpretation. The course would be suitable for the ongoing professional development of tour guides, but may well also be of interest to the wider interested public.  

You can find out more and book for Part 1 here.

The cost of each module is £56. You can undertake Part 1 (the online section) seperate from Part 2 (the field visits).

If you have any queries please do contact study.shetland@uhi.ac.uk