Funeral held for plague victims found at Edinburgh school

A funeral service has been held for 17th Century plague victims discovered underneath an Edinburgh playground.

The former inhabitants of Leith were discovered in the grounds of St Mary’s RC Primary School in April 2016 during an excavation by Morrison Construction which was building a new classroom.

A re-interment service at Rosebank Cemetery has now been held involving 30 children from the school.

The remains of 77 people, including 23 children and infants, were identified.

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