In the Orkneys and the Shetland Islands, 15th century – ?, a unit of mass = 6 lispunds = 1/24 last for malt, but 1/36 last for bere, the 6-row barley. The Norse equivalent was mælir.

David Balfour.
Oppressions of the Sixteenth Century in the Islands of Orkney and Zetland from Original Documents.
Edinburgh, 1859.

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