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St Ninian's Isle

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    ST NINIAN'S KIRK AND BURIAL-GROUND
  • Canmore ID
    587
  • Site type
    BURIAL GROUND, CHURCH, SETTLEMENT, WELL, HOARD (SILVER)
  • Parish
    DUNROSSNESS
  • Council
    SHETLAND
  • NGR
    HU 3685 2090
  • Latitude, longitude
    59.97137N, 1.341718W
  • Archeological notes
    HU32SE 4 3685 2090. (HU 3685 2090) St. Ninian's Kirk and Burial Ground (LB) (Site of) (HU 3667 2068) St. Ninian's Well (LB) OS 6" map, Shetland, 2nd ed. (1903) St Ninian's Church was abandoned at the Reformation, but was venerated locally until its destruction in 1750. The graveyard continued in use until c.1850. The site was recovered by excavation by Prof. O'Dell between 1955 and 1959, revealing the foundations of a 12th century church, overlying a pre-Norse(?) church, which in turn overlay an Iron Age site (possibly a wheel house) yielding pottery datable to about the 2nd century AD. Each level was accompanied by contemporary graves, those of the Iron Age being centred on a crouched burial of late Bronze Age type, which lay SW of the chancel of the medieval church. A C O'Dell 1958 By far the most important discovery on the site was that of the 'St. Ninian's Isle Treasure:- a hoard of possibly ecclesiastical silver-ware, found on 4 July 1958 - which lay under a cross-marked slab in the floor of the (?)earlier church; and had been contained in a larch box. This is supposed to have been hastily hidden on the approach of Norse raiders. It was donated to the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland (NMAS) in 1965-6. A C O'Dell 1959; D McRoberts 1963; Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1967 The sculptured posts of a slab shrine also dateable to c.800 AD were recovered south of the chancel of the mediaeval church, and to the north of the church and running parrallel with it was what may have been a garth wall which was traced for about 30'. Ogham - inscribed stones, one of which is in NMAS had previously been found in the graveyard. G Goudie 1878 St. Ninian's Well is described as an ancient well. Name Book 1878; F T Wainwright 1962 This complex is as described and planned by the previous authorities except that the Iron Age site lies to the south of the church. St Ninian's Well is a natural spring. Visited by OS(RL) 10 May 1968. 177. Sword-pommel. Silver-gilt, length 5.5cm, height 3.1cm. Pictish or ?Anglo-Saxon, late 8th century. NMS FC 278. Hollow one-piece carving in 'cocked-hat' form with internal corroded concretion. Each side has crisply incised decoration with punched detail, done to an identical pattern: an arched central panel has two confronted animals with shovel-shaped snouts and speckled bodies, whose sinuous and extravagantly interlaced trunks eventually find their way to opposed pairs of haunches. Each flanking panel has a motif of two animals constructed on similar principles, placed one above the other and loosely interconnected. This object and the two scabbard-chapes (nos. 178a and b) formed part of a large hoard of Pictish silver brooches, bowls and other artefacts excavated in 1958. The 'cocked hat' shape of the pommel clearly derives from late seventh-century one-piece silver Anglo-Saxon pommels such as that from Crundale. Its dominant central panel, however, is certainly an eighth-century development which is lossely paralleled on the embellished iron pommels from Windsor and Chiswick Eyot and, less directly, on the very elaborate hilt from Fetter Lane. Its decoration, like that of the chapes, though usually acknowledged to be Pictish in execution, reveals at least very strong Anglo-Saxon influence. The use of gilding and the interlacing speckled bodies are readily paralleled on Anglo-Saxon objects such as the Chelsea ring, while the spiral element on the forequarters of the flanking animals is also widespread in Insular art, including some metalwork thought to have been made in southern England. Likewise, the shovel-shaped muzzles seen also on the chapes are most closely paralleled on the Fetter Lane hilt and the Gloucester key. Only the striking spiral convolution of the hindquarters and interlocking limbs recall the contortions of Pictish animals as seen, foe example, on the St Ninian's Isle bowl 3 and the Aberlemno churchyard stone. But this, too, is a motif familiar from Northumbrian art, the Lindisfarne gospels for instance. Thus, both in form and style, the pommel may reflect not simply an acknowledged Pictish facility in adapting an Anglo-Saxon artistic vocabulary, but could be an actual import of the later eighth century. At the very least, this and the associated chapes show the strength of Anglo-Saxon influence in eighth-century Pictland. 178 (a, b). Two scabbard-chapes. Silver, gilding and blue glass; maximum width (a) 8.1cm, (b) 8.2cm. Pictish or ?Anglo-Saxon, late 8th century. NMS: (a) FC 282 and (b) FC 283. 178 (a) Three-piece U-shaped casting. Composed of two side-pieces and a binding strip which caps the join. The binding strip is held by rivets and terminates at each end in a stylised animal head. The chape terminates in two shovel-snouted open-jawed animals which differ slightly on front and back.: on the back their teeth are clenched in a jagged grin while on the front paired openwork fangs trap a tiny fish. The eyes were probably once set with blue glass and a trumpet scroll is produced behind each: the muzzles are ribbed. On the front, three brambled dummy rivets divide an inscription in insular script which reads INNOMINEDS ('in the name of God'). On the back, a continuation of this reads RESADFILISPUSSCIO ('property of the son of the holy spirit'). The crest on the front has pairs of carved incisions, on the back a frieze of gaping broad-muzzled beast heads. 178 (b) Similar casting composed of two side pieces riveted together. It terminates in two shovel-snouted fanged animals with gaping jaws, ribbed muzzles and protruding tongues. The lentoid eyes are set with blue glass studs and the face is decorated with incised triskele scrolls. A key-pattern collar on both sides separates the head from the main panel, which on the front has two fields of interlocking speckled animal pairs, seperated by a central scroll pattern, and on the back a triangular spiral pattern. The crest has key-pattern and spiral motifs. These two chapes come from the same hoard as the pommel. They have no surviving Insular parallel but there can be no doubt that they are fittings from scabbards. Both in the script of (a) and in their decoration they draw on a range of Insular motifs. In particular, aspects of the fanged animal heads with their broad ribbed snouts, trumpet-spiralled eyes and openwork jaws recall Northumbrian parallels, the runic mount from the Thames and the more recent find of the crest terminal on the York helmet. The ribbed spine, blue glass eyes and openwork fanged jaws of the former, and the ribbed shovel-shaped muzzle and spiralled eyes of the latter are strikingly similar. The helmet has two further points of similarity, its ribbed crest and eyebrows and the Christian invocation in Insular script which runs along the crest. Like this, the inscription on chape (a) invokes divine protection for the owner. The interlocking animals on chape (b) cannot be clearly paralleled in Anglo-Saxon art although, like the ornament on the pommmel, they owe a clear debt to Anglo-Saxon sources. The Shovel-snouted frieze of animal heads on chape (a) likewise recalls the Fetter Lane pommel and the Gloucester key. L E Webster and J Backhouse 1991. HU 368 209 The site is one of the most renowned in Scotland, having produced the St Ninian's Isle hoard - the best example of Pictish silverware yet discovered. However, little is unfortunately known of the archaeology of the site, other than its considerable potential. The site was excavated by Prof O'Dell between 1955-59, revealing the foundations of a 12th-century church overlying an earlier building (NMRS HU32SE 4). Sculptured stones, including those from Early Christian corner-post shrines, and later Norse crosses, were also found. Below and to the S of the church an Iron Age site was identified. There are burials at the site associated with each period, including as late as the mid-19th century AD. The archive from the 1950s excavation is very limited due ma....
  • Architectural notes
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Related material information

SCANNED IMAGES

  • 1132398 (1971)
    Oblique aerial photograph of St Ninian's Isle.
  • 587 (8/1959)
    Archaeological excavation: view of excavation in progress , St Ninian's Isle. COL-B/8/7 NMRS Survey of Private Collection Digital Image Only
  • 925009 (8/1959)
    Archaeological excavation: view of excavation in progress , St Ninian's Isle. 13 NMRS Survey of Private Collection Digital Image Only
  • 925003 (8/1959)
    Archaeological excavation: view of excavation in progress , St Ninian's Isle. NMRS Survey of Private Collection Digital Image Only
  • 924982 (8/1959)
    Archaeological excavation: view of excavation in progress , St Ninian's Isle. NMRS Survey of Private Collection Digital Image Only
  • 701041 (8/1959)
    Copy of colour slide showing detail of Insc:" timbering in the nave:" St. Ninian's Isle Shetland NMRS Survey of Private Collection Digital Image Only
  • 701033 (8/1959)
    Copy of colour slide showing detail of excavation of pre christian/early christian level to south of nave: St. Ninian's Isle Shetland NMRS Survey of Private Collection Digital Image Only
  • 701028 (8/1959)
    Copy of colour slide showing detail of excavation of pre christian level to south of nave St. Ninian's Isle Shetland NMRS Survey of Private Collection Digital Image Only
  • 696444 (20/8/1956)
    Colour slide showing view of St.Ninian's Isle, Shetland from near Bigton House NMRS Survey of Private Collection Digital Image only
  • 696442 (1959)
    Colour slide, view of excavation,working under difficulties in the nave, St.Ninian's Isle, Shetland, NMRS Survey of Private Collection Digital Image only
  • 696438 (1950)
    Black and white slide showing copy of location map and plan of mediaeval church, St.Ninian's Isle, Shetland, NMRS Survey of Private Collection Digital Image only
  • 696428 (1959)
    Colour slide showing view of mediaeval grave St.Ninian's Isle, Shetland, NMRS Survey of Private Collection Digital Image only
  • 696418 (1959)
    Colour slide showing view of 12th century church,St.Ninian's Isle, Shetland, view from east NMRS Survey of Private Collection Digital Image only
  • 695172 (1957)
    Colour slide showing view of 12th century church,St.Ninian's Isle, Shetland, view from west NMRS Survey of Private Collection Digital Image only
  • 695168 (1959)
    Colour slide showing view of partially excavated christian complex to south of church,St.Ninian's Isle, Shetland NMRS Survey of Private Collection Digital Image only
  • 695159 (1959)
    Colour slide showing pre christian complex on south side of medieval church,St.Ninian's Isle, Shetland NMRS Survey of Private Collection Digital Image only
  • 695152 (1959)
    Colour slide showing view of medieval graves and pre christian complex on south side of nave,St.Ninian's Isle, Shetland NMRS Survey of Private Collection Digital Image only
  • 695148 (1959)
    Colour slide showing view of excavation on south side of nave,St.Ninian's Isle, Shetland NMRS Survey of Private Collection Digital Image only
  • 695141 (1959)
    Black and white slide from drawing showing detail of two early crosses,St.Ninian's Isle, Shetland NMRS Survey of Private Collection Digital Image only
  • 695134 (1959)
    Colour slide showing detail of early wall under east end of medieval nave,St.Ninian's Isle, Shetland NMRS Survey of Private Collection Digital Image only
  • 695130 (1959)
    Colour slide showing detail of early wall under east end of medieval nave,St.Ninian's Isle, Shetland NMRS Survey of Private Collection Digital Image only
  • 695118 (1959)
    Black and white slide from photograph of unprovenanced source, detail of bowl. spoon,pricker,"thimbles"part of hoard, St.Ninian's Isle, Shetland NMRS Survey of Private Collection Digital Image only
  • 695116 (1959)
    Black and white slide from photograph of unprovenanced source, detail of brooches, chapes and "thimbles"part of hoard, St.Ninian's Isle, Shetland NMRS Survey of Private Collection Digital Image only
  • 695115 (1959)
    Black and white slide from photograph of unprovenanced source, detail of bowls from hoard, St.Ninian's Isle, Shetland NMRS Survey of Private Collection Digital Image only
  • 1244104 (15/8/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle. Measured drawing of incised cross on front and back of pebble.
  • 1241069 (15/8/2000)
    measured drawing of back of pebble. St Ninian's Isle.
  • 587 (15/8/2000)
    Drawing of incised cross on pebble. St Ninian's Isle.
  • 1158217 (21/8/2000)
    Scanned ink drawing of cross slab and detail, St Ninian's Isle, Shetland.
  • 1158210 (20/8/2000)
    Scanned ink drawing of cross-incised stone & detail, St Ninian’s Isle, Shetland.
  • 1158209 (20/8/2000)
    Scanned ink drawing of cross-incised stone & detail, St Ninian’s Isle, Shetland.
  • 1158205 (22/7/2000)
    Scanned ink drawing of cross-incised stone & detail, St Ninian's Isle, Shetland.
  • 1135142 (16/9/2008)
    Drawing of a carved stone 'Hogback' . St Ninian's.
  • 1135113 (18/2/2008)
    Drawing of carved stones. Norwick Unst, Ulsta Yell and St Ninian's.
  • 1135112 (2008)
    Drawing of carved stones one with cross detail. St Ninians, Ulsta, Noss and Baliasta.
  • 1134213 (31/12/2007)
    Drawings of carved stone with cross detail. Gungstie, Noss and St Ninian's Isle.
  • 1134211 (16/9/2008)
    Drawing of carved stone. St Ninian's Isle.
  • 1134210 (3/2/2008)
    Drawing of carved stone with cross detail. St Ninian's Isle.
  • 1134144 (17/9/2008)
    Drawing of a carved stone with Ogham inscription. St Ninians Isle.
  • 1134056 (29/10/2008)
    Drawing of posts.
  • 593576 (14/7/1994)
    St Ninian's Isle, Shetland. Cross-marked slab, now in Shetland Museum, Lerwick.

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 587 (1971)
    Oblique aerial photograph.
  • 587 (1971)
    Oblique aerial photograph.
  • 587 (10/1971)
    Oblique aerial photograph.
  • 587 (10/1971)
    Oblique aerial photograph.
  • 587 (10/1971)
    Oblique aerial photograph.
  • 587 (10/1971)
    Oblique aerial photograph.
  • 587 (1965)
    from W
  • 587 (1965)
    from W
  • 587 (1965)
    from SW
  • 587 ()
    Part of the silver treasure found in 1958: penannular brooches, sword chapes, implements, cones and sword pommel.
  • 587 ()
    Silver sword chape from the treasure foundin 1958.
  • 587 ()
    The chapel looking SE.
  • 587 ()
    General view of St Ninian's Isle and the tombola which links the island to the mainland, looking NW.
  • 587 (1994)
    Reconstruction drawing of corner-post shrine. From A Ritchie (1994), 'Govan and its early medieval sculpture'.
  • 587 (1958)
    Newscutting from The Times, 1958, on the initial discovery of the silver hoard. (from F T Wainwright collection)
  • 587 (1958)
    Newscutting from The Times, November1958; pictures of the silver hoard, now at British Museum. (from F T Wainwright collection)
  • 587 (1958)
    Newscutting from The Times, dated 12 November 1958, on the cleaning and preliminary study of the silver hoard. (from F T Wainwright collection)
  • 587 (1958)
    Newscutting from The Times, dated 31 July 1958, on the discovery of the silver hoard. (from F T Wainwright collection)
  • 587 (1988)

DIGITAL IMAGES

  • 1201069 (15/6/2010)
    General oblique aerial view looking across the village of Bigton and St Ninian's Isle with Foula in the distance, taken from the E.
  • 1201068 (15/6/2010)
    General oblique aerial view looking across the village of Bigton and St Ninian's Isle with Foula in the distance, taken from the E.
  • 1200979 (15/6/2010)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the footings of St Ninian's church, taken from the W.
  • 1200978 (15/6/2010)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the footings of St Ninian's church, taken from the NW.
  • 1200977 (15/6/2010)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the footings of St Ninian's church, taken from the NNW.
  • 1200972 (15/6/2010)
    General oblique aerial view of Ninian's Isle with the tombolo in the foreground, taken from the ENE.
  • 1200971 (15/6/2010)
    General oblique aerial view of Ninian's Isle with the tombolo in the foreground, taken from the ENE.
  • 1200970 (15/6/2010)
    General oblique aerial view of Ninian's Isle with the tombolo in the foreground, taken from the E.
  • 1200968 (15/6/2010)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the tombolo with St Ninian's Isle Church adjacent, taken from the SSE.
  • 1200967 (15/6/2010)
    General oblique aerial view with the tombolo in the foreground, Bigton Wick in the centre and St Ninian's Isle Church adjacent, taken from the WSW.
  • 1200966 (15/6/2010)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the tombolo with St Ninian's Isle Church adjacent, taken from the SSW.
  • 1200965 (15/6/2010)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the tombolo with St Ninian's Isle Church adjacent, taken from the SW.
  • 1200964 (15/6/2010)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the tombolo with St Ninian's Isle Church adjacent, taken from the WSW.

MANUSCRIPTS

  • 587 (1959)
    reprint from Antiquity vol.33, 1959 of 'The St Ninian's Isle Silver Hoard'.
  • 587 ()
    F T Wainwright Archive : four page typescript on the 'St Ninian's Isle Hoard'.
  • 587 ()
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations. Photcopy of booklet Emaux Limousins Du Moyem Age, Brimo de Laroussilhe, Paris. Relates to the Cross in the correspondance.
  • 587 ()
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations. Photcopy of booklet Enamels of Limoges 1100-1350 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Relates to the Cross in the correspondance.
  • 587 (1999)
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations. Bundle of correspondance relating to 1999-2000 excavations.
  • 587 (1999)
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations. Photographic Record sheets and detailed lists for each film.
  • 587 (1957)
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations. Notes regarding slides.
  • 587 (1957)
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations. Photpcopies of press cuttings 1957, 1958 and 1959
  • 587 (1959)
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations. Notes regarding slides belonging to a Helen Nisbet Collection
  • 587 (1959)
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations. Sketch plan of chapel at 1959
  • 587 (1957)
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations. Plan of chapel at 1957
  • 587 (6/1957)
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations. Typed notes by Helen Nisbet
  • 587 ()
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations. Copy of article printed in Scotland's Magazine regarding the Island Treasure Trove
  • 587 (1957)
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations. Copy of Charles Thomas' personal archive regarding 1950's excavations
  • 587 ()
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations. Copies of typescripts held by Shetlands Archives regarding 1950's excavations
  • 587 ()
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations. Copies of note and sketchbooks held by Shetlands Archives regarding 1950's excavations
  • 587 (1955)
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations. Draft reports by A.C. O'Dell held by Shetlands Archives regarding 1950's excavations
  • 587 (1956)
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations. Correspondence held by Shetlands Archives regarding 1950's excavations
  • 587 (2000)
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999 -2000 Printed copy of atmospheric data
  • 587 (1999)
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999 -2000 Printed extract of recorded finds
  • 587 (2003)
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999 -2000 Letter regarding inconclusive DNA Analysis of remains
  • 587 ()
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999 -2000 Photocopied aerial photos of site
  • 587 (7/2000)
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999-2000 Photcopy of Ian G Scott drawings of incised stone.
  • 587 ()
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999-2000 Photocopied images of bead finds.
  • 587 ()
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999-2000 Printed from drawings, incised stones
  • 587 ()
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999-2000 Printed copies of x-rays
  • 587 (2002)
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999-2000 Scientific Analysis Card
  • 587 (2002)
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999-2000 Scientific Analysis Card
  • 587 (1999)
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999-2000 Topographical Files
  • 587 (1999)
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999-2000 Geoplot data
  • 587 (1999)
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999-2000 Topographical Survey
  • 587 (1999)
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999-2000 Risk Assessment and Safety Plan
  • 587 (2000)
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999-2000 Visitors book 2000
  • 587 (1999)
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999-2000 Visitors book 1999
  • 587 (7/2000)
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999-2000 Flotation record book
  • 587 (2000)
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999-2000 General finds record sheets
  • 587 (1999)
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999-2000 Skeletal Records and typed report/comments
  • 587 (4/2005)
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999-2000. Radio Carbon Dating Certificate and reports
  • 587 (1999)
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999-2000 Skeletal Records
  • 587 (1999)
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999-2000 Burial Recording Forms
  • 587 (1999)
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999-2000 Small Finds Record Sheets
  • 587 (1999)
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999-2000 Soil Sample Record Sheets
  • 587 (1999)
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999-2000 Drawing Record Sheets
  • 587 (1999)
    St Ninians Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999-2000 Working Record Sheets
  • 587 (2002)
    St Ninian's Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999-2000 Botanical Analyses of samples - unbound and updated
  • 587 (2002)
    St Ninian's Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999-2000 Botanical Analyses of samples - bound
  • 587 (2/2003)
    St Ninian's Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999-2000 Skeletal Remains Osteological Analysis and Report by Julie A Roberts
  • 587 (1999)
    St Ninian's Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999-2000 Summary of bone assemblage - table 3
  • 587 (1999)
    St Ninian's Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999-2000. Inventory of Skeletal remains - table 2a
  • 587 (1999)
    St Ninian's Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999-2000. Inventory of Skeletal remains - table 2
  • 587 (1999)
    St Ninian's Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999-2000 Inventory of Skeletal remains - table 1a
  • 587 (1999)
    St Ninian's Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999-2000 Inventory of Skeletal remains - table 1
  • 587 (11/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999-2000 Letter regarding skeletal reamins analysis
  • 587 (10/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999-2000 Letter regarding skeletal reamins analysis
  • 587 (1999)
    St Ninian's Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999-2000 Conservation of second batch of finds
  • 587 (1999)
    St Ninian's Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999-2000 Conservation of iron and bone
  • 587 (1999)
    St Ninian's Isle Kirk, Shetland Excavations 1999-2000, batch 2. Conservation assessment of iron and ceramics.
  • 587 (1999)
    St Ninian's Isle Kirk, Shetland. Excavations 1999-2000. Conservation assessment of iron and bone.
  • 587 (7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle, Shetland. Excavations in July 2000
  • 587 (10/2003)
    Conservation Report: St Ninian's Isle Kirk, Shetland. Excavations 1999-2000. Conservation of second batch of finds.
  • 587 (19/2/2003)
    Conservation of the iron and bone.
  • 587 (2000)
    Report (GUARD 689) of an archaeological survey and excavation of St Ninian's Isle for Historic Scotland and Shetland Amenity Trust
  • 587 (2000)
    Report on St Ninian's Isle, Shetland, archaeological excavations undertaken on behalf of Historic Scotland and the Shetland Amenity Trust under the aegis of the Shetland Chapel Sites project carried out by The Viking and Early Settlement Archaeological Research Project, Glasgow University, 2000
  • 587 (7/7/1930)
    J M Corrie's Shetland field notebook no 1.

PRINTS AND DRAWINGS

  • 587 (7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 2 Drawing 10
  • 587 (7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 2
  • 587 (25/7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 2 Drawing 24
  • 587 (25/7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 2 Drawings 16 & 25
  • 587 (25/7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 2 Drawing 23 - north facing section
  • 587 (25/7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 2 Drawing 22 - north facing section
  • 587 (21/7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 2 Drawing 21 - north facing section
  • 587 (21/7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 2 Drawing 20
  • 587 (21/7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 2 Drawing 18
  • 587 (21/7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 2 Drawing 17 part
  • 587 (21/7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 2 Drawing 17 part
  • 587 (7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 2 Drawing 19
  • 587 (7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 2 Drawing 13 - skeleton 1
  • 587 (7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 2 Drawing 12
  • 587 (7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 2 Drawing 11 - overlay
  • 587 (7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 2 Drawing 11
  • 587 (14/7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 2 Drawing 9
  • 587 (7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 2 Drawing 8
  • 587 (7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 2 Drawing 7 overlay
  • 587 (7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 2 Drawing 7
  • 587 (7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 2 Drawing 6
  • 587 (7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 2 Drawing 5
  • 587 (7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 2 Drawing 3
  • 587 (7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 2 Drawing 2
  • 587 (7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 2 Drawing 1
  • 587 (7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench location plan
  • 587 (27/7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 1. Drawing 22 North facing section.
  • 587 (26/7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 1. Drawing 21 South facing section.
  • 587 (27/7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 1. Drawing 20 North facing section.
  • 587 (20/7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 1. Drawing 15 part 2
  • 587 (25/7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 1. Drawing 15 part 1
  • 587 (7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 1. Drawing 101
  • 587 (7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 1. Drawing 17 - part 3
  • 587 (7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 1. Drawing 17 - part 2
  • 587 (23/7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 1. Drawing 16
  • 587 (27/7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 1. Drawing 17 (part of)
  • 587 (24/7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 1. Drawing 13
  • 587 (7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 1.
  • 587 (12/7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 1. Drawing 5 part 2
  • 587 (16/7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 1. Drawing 12 - skeleton 3
  • 587 (7/7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 1. Drawing 11
  • 587 (7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 1. Drawing 10
  • 587 (24/7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 1. Drawings 5, 7 & 14
  • 587 (19/7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 1. Drawing 9
  • 587 (17/7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 1. Drawings 7 & 8
  • 587 (11/7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 1. Drawing 5
  • 587 (11/7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 1. Drawing 4
  • 587 (11/7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 1. Drawing 3 - elevation facing South .
  • 587 (10/7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 1. Drawing 2 - elevation facing South .
  • 587 (6/7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 1. Drawing 1a-1d.
  • 587 (6/7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000, Trench 1. Drawing 1b.
  • 587 (6/7/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 2000. Drawing 1a
  • 587 (1999)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 1999. E facing elevation of C12 altar.
  • 587 (30/8/1999)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 1999. N facing elevation of 12th century altar.
  • 587 (30/8/1999)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 1999. Drawing 22 - overlay.
  • 587 (2/9/1999)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 1999. Drawing 31 - chapel plan.
  • 587 (2/9/1999)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 1999. Drawing 30.
  • 587 (2/9/1999)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 1999. Drawings 28 - West facing section & 29 - East facing section.
  • 587 (2/9/1999)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 1999. Drawings 26 & 27.
  • 587 (2/9/1999)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 1999. Drawings 24 & 25.
  • 587 (2/9/1999)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 1999. Drawing 23.
  • 587 (30/8/1999)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 1999. Drawing 21.
  • 587 (1/9/1999)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 1999. Drawing 18.
  • 587 (1/9/1999)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 1999. Drawings 16 & 20.
  • 587 (1/9/1999)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 1999. Drawing 15.
  • 587 (25/8/1999)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 1999. Drawings 6 & 14.
  • 587 (31/8/1999)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 1999. Drawing 13.
  • 587 (1/9/1999)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 1999. Drawing 12.
  • 587 (29/8/1999)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 1999. Drawing 8.
  • 587 (31/8/1999)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 1999. Drawing 10.
  • 587 (30/8/1999)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 1999. Drawing 9.
  • 587 (25/8/1999)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 1999. Drawing 7. Overlay of w end of trench
  • 587 (25/8/1999)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 1999. Drawing 5.
  • 587 (26/8/1999)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 1999. Drawing 4.
  • 587 (25/8/1999)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 1999. Drawing 3.
  • 587 (24/8/1999)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 1999. Drawing 1.
  • 587 (24/8/1999)
    St Ninian's Isle Excavations 1999. Drawing 2.
  • 587 (16/9/2008)
    Drawing of a carved stone 'Hogback' . St Ninian's.
  • 587 (18/2/2008)
    Drawing of carved stones. Norwick Unst, Ulsta Yell and St Ninian's.
  • 587 (2008)
    Drawing of carved stones one with cross detail. St Ninians, Ulsta, Noss and Baliasta.
  • 587 (31/12/2007)
    Drawings of carved stone with cross detail. Gungstie, Noss and St Ninian's Isle.
  • 587 (16/9/2008)
    Drawing of carved stone. St Ninian's Isle.
  • 587 (3/2/2008)
    Drawing of carved stone with cross detail. St Ninian's Isle.
  • 587 (2007)
    Drawing of a carved slabs with cross detail. St Ninian's Isle
  • 587 (2007)
    Drawing of a carved slabs with cross detail. St Ninian's Isle
  • 587 (17/9/2008)
    Drawing of a carved stone with Ogham inscription. St Ninians Isle.
  • 587 (21/1/2008)
    Drawing of Pictish Symbol Stone Sandness Shetland.
  • 587 (15/8/2000)
    Drawing of back of pebble. St Ninian's Isle.
  • 587 (15/8/2000)
    St Ninian's Isle. Measured drawing of incised cross on front and back of pebble.
  • 587 (15/8/2000)
    Measured drawing of incised cross on pebble. St Ninian's Isle.
  • 587 (21/8/2000)
    Ink drawing of cross slab and detail, St Ninian's Isle, Shetland.
  • 587 (20/8/2000)
    Ink drawings of 2 cross-incised stones & details on one sheet, St Ninian’s Isle, Shetland.
  • 587 (22/7/2000)
    Ink drawing of cross-incised stone & detail, St Ninian's Isle, Shetland.
  • 587 (14/7/1994)
    St Ninian's Isle, Shetland. Cross-marked slab, now in Shetland Museum, Lerwick.

NEWSCUTTINGS

  • 587 (1965)
    St Ninian's Isle silver hoard.

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Shetland, Sheet LXV1878
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Shetland, Sheet LXII1878

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Shetland, Sheet 065.011878