Region : Shetland Home
Island : Mainland Map
Area : Eshaness List
Grid Reference : HU 213 791 Glossary
Period : 100 BC-AD 300 Bibliography
Loch of Houlland

Loch of Houlland image

The broch is on a promontory on Loch of Houlland (Shetland). An outer bank and two lines of defensive walls were built on the neck of the promontory and another wall guards access from the loch. It is now ruined and filled with stones fallen from its walls.
There are traces of buildings between the broch and its outer defences.
Two causeways link the broch to an adjacent island and from the island to the mainland (a part of the latter is visible in the lower right corner of the photo). They could have been used to save livestock.