Monday, March 07, 2011

Archaeologists explore Battle of Bannockburn site

Excavations have taken place at Bannockburn battlefield to see if there are any medieval finds from the famous 1314 battle.

Archaeologists have investigated areas which are due to be planted with new trees. The planting is part of the advance landscaping works for a £5m joint project between the National Trust for Scotland and Historic Scotland which aims to revamp the visitor centre, creating a state-of-the-art world-class visitor attraction at the site of the battle. The new centre will open in 2014, the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, the next year of Homecoming.

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