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Law Ting Holm, Shetland






128 Law Ting Holm, Tingwall, Tingstead mound HU417435

The mound at the N end of the loch is traditionally pointed out as the meeting place of the senior legislative assembly for all of Shetland, in the years preceding the Scottish take-over of the islands. An artificial causeway leads through marshy ground to a natural knoll, which is almost surrounded by water. Such a location, where the deliberations of the assembly could be seen but not necessarily overheard, is typical of Tingstead sites throughout the N Atlantic area.

(Entry from the Shetland Islands Archaeological Gazetteer)