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Housing plans for Bannockburn site rejected as Killearn hotel conversion approved

by Dave Sadler
Councillors have unanimously refused planning permission in principle for a “major development” at a part of the Bannockburn battle site but have backed plans to bring one of Killearn’s oldest and…

‘Ancient’ standing stones are linked to 1314 battle

by Dave Sadler
A PAIR of “ancient” standing stones situated near a police headquarters were actually erected to mark the first major victory of the Battle of Bannockburn, new evidence suggests. Radiocarbon dating has revealed the two stones near the entrance to Police…

Archaeologist discovers a new style of Viking combat

by Dave Sadler
Sunlight bounces off the sword blade as an archaeologist clad in chain mail smashes it down upon his opponent’s shield. It strikes with a loud thud, but a swift tilt of the shield quickly defects the blow. The opponent is safe, for now. Playing through many…

Pottery finds key to mapping Flodden sites

by Dave Sadler
Community volunteers and keen amateur archaeologists have been uncovering historical finds from sites around the Flodden battlefield. Their work was undertaken as part of the Fodden 1513 Ecomuseum project, and is set to continue with free events through the autumn, concentrating…
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