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Date 1991

Event ID 919933

Category Recording

Type Excavation


Clearance of the overburden and cutting of foundation trenches prior to the construction of the glass and steel canopy required trenching in the vicinity of the stone. Following from the 1990 archaeological work, further sub-soil features, including one deep pit, were examined. Further clearance and trenching works will take place before the coming winter. The final archaeological investigations will take place in concordance with this schedule for the completion of the new display area.

Excavation to date has not produced firm evidence for a date of erection, method of erection, or purpose, but the rumoured presence of burials can be discounted. Sponsor: Historic Scotland.

R McCullagh 1991a.

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