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Community / Jarlshof and Clickimin Broch among historical sites reopening

Jarlshof. Photo: Historic Environment Scotland

A NUMBER of Shetland’s historical attractions are set to reopen today (Wednesday) as lockdown restrictions ease.

Historic Environment Scotland confirmed that Jarlshof, Clickimin Broch and Fort Charlotte will be among its sites reopening.

From today visitor attractions will be allowed to reopen, as well as sectors like holiday accommodation, indoor hospitality and hairdressing.

Historic Environment Scotland said Muness Castle, Stanydale Temple and Ness of Burgi are its other Shetland sites reopening for visitors today.

The organisation also looks after Scalloway Castle and Mousa Broch.

It said it is taking a phased approach to reopening its 300-plus properties in Scotland.

Today it will open up over 200 unstaffed sites where physical distancing can be maintained and where it can provide free and safe access.

Shetland Amenity Trust’s Old Scatness Broch and Iron Age Village, meanwhile, has yet to receive a reopening date.