Region : Shetland Home
Island : Mainland Map
Town or village : Skellister List
Grid Reference : HU 463 552 Glossary
Period :   Prehistory  Bibliography
(Auld Wife)

Skellister image

This beautiful standing stone of grey sandstone veined with white quartz stands on a slope overlooking the sea. It is almost 3m high.
Locally it is also known as the 'Auld Wife' (Old Wife) because in silhouette it resembles to a stooped old woman.