To ensure that our own plant and vehicles are maintained to the highest standard we have our own Commercial Garage facility and dedicated heavty plant mechanics.Our base is located at Sella Ness in the Shetland Isles, approximately two miles from the Sullom Voe Oil Terminal.Read more We have a wide range of plant and equipment in our plant hire base which we are always in the process of renewing and extending.SHETLAND’S pre-Christmas storms have revealed remains of an iron age building and a human skeleton believed to be 2,000 years old.Archaeologists said a structure was briefly exposed at Channerwick before being buried again by a rockfall over the festive period.“The original burial now lies under several tons of fallen bank and the Iron Age structures have also disappeared from view.” County archaeologist Val Turner added that during the investigation she and freelance colleague Samantha Dennis discovered evidence of at least one, and possibly two other burials.Turner said that the force 10 easterly storms had damaged archaeological sites along the entire east coast of Shetland.
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“We are fortunate to have a record of these sites as a result of earlier work but coastal erosion is an ever present feature of archaeology in Shetland,” she said.
“Shetland Amenity Trust’s archaeology section would be keen to hear from anyone who knows of other sites which may have appeared or been eroded by the storms.
Before it disappeared from view, police officers and archaeologists were able to investigate the site and take a bone sample for radiocarbon dating.
Shetland Amenity Trust assistant archaeologist Chris Dyer said: “The skeleton, initially reported by a local resident, looked as if it were contemporary with the Iron Age remains.