Call for dig at battlefield housing site

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THE National Trust for Scotland (NTS) is calling for an archaeological investigation to be carried out at a former farm on the Battle of Culloden Inventory Battlefield – before 16 homes are built there.

The conservation charity believes probing the top layers of Viewfield could unearth debris scattered by soldiers who fought and died there.

A spokesman for the organisation, which manages and owns the core battlefield, said the Jacobite left flank can clearly be seen from the proposed housing site, adding that the trust "of course remained unhappy" about the Scottish Government’s decision to grant permission to build…