Archaeologists start dig at Cowane’s Hospital

Started by gash, September 16, 2016, 05:16:36 pm

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ARCHAEOLOGISTS are investigating one of Scotland's oldest bowling greens in Stirling.

As part of a wider £3million scheme to save the historic 17th century Cowane's Hospital near Stirling Castle, a team of archaeologists is hoping to gain vital information, needed to restore the Dutch parterre garden and bowling green at the almshouse.

The site may also have been used by Cromwellians and Jacobites to siege Stirling Castle and the team from Edinburgh-based Addyman Archaeology will also look for evidence of the two sieges.

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