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Sotersta,standing stone

A Scheduled Monument in Shetland West, Shetland Islands

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Latitude: 60.1853 / 60°11'7"N

Longitude: -1.5301 / 1°31'48"W

OS Eastings: 426164

OS Northings: 1144639

OS Grid: HU261446

Mapcode National: GBR Q1KT.KLX

Mapcode Global: XHD31.G8L3

Entry Name: Sotersta,standing stone

Scheduled Date: 3 March 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5630

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Sandsting

County: Shetland Islands

Electoral Ward: Shetland West

Traditional County: Shetland


The monument consists of a single standing stone.

The stone is of sandstone, 1.7m high by 1m wide at its base, elongated N-S. It stands on a small knoll, and has been incorporated in the west gable of a small drystone building, now ruined.

The area to be scheduled is circular, 10m in diameter, to include the stone, the derelict building, and an area around in which evidence relating to the erection of the stone may survive, as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a single standing stone, possibly of Bronze Age date (there is a much reduced burnt mound nearby), which is apparently undisturbed in its original location, having for many years been incorporated in a later building. Evidence for the date and mode of erection of the stone may survive.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as HU24SE 6.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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