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Unst, Skaw, The Garths

Military Camp (Second World War)

Site Name Unst, Skaw, The Garths

Classification Military Camp (Second World War)

Alternative Name(s) Inner Skaw

Canmore ID 114593

Site Number HP61NE 6.04

NGR HP 65786 15665

NGR Description Centred HP 65786 15665

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Shetland Islands
  • Parish Unst
  • Former Region Shetland Islands Area
  • Former District Shetland
  • Former County Shetland

Archaeology Notes

HP61NE 6.04 65786 15665

The accommodation camp for the World War II military installations at Skaw are visible on evrtical air photographs (106G/Scot/Uk 97, 3107-3108, flown 18 May 1946), in an area around Inner Skaw.

At least nineteen huts are visible, most of the Nissen type, but there are two groups of four conjoined to form an E in plan.

Several hut bases survive at the site and these are depicted on the current OS 1:2500 digital scale map.

Information from RCAHMS (DE), December 2005


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