Archaeological discoveries are getting closer to revealing the ancient Viking capital of Shetland.
The Skailway project, which has been underway since May when more than £20,000 was raised to fund an excavation, has reported findings of “huge significance”.
Kristian Leith has been hunting for the ancient capital ever since he found five round house structures and 26 human remains while digging foundations for a garden shed last year.
After his successful crowdfunding appeal, Mr Leith brought in Orkney archaeological experts, ORCA, to carry out geophysical surveys in the land between the Mill Brae road and his home in Upper Scalloway.
The first nine trenches came up with nothing – but the last day of the investigation uncovered a structure, which is thought to be part of the ancient settlement.
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