Scotland's metal detecting hotspots revealed

Started by gash, February 09, 2017, 05:47:11 pm

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A report on metal detecting in Scotland has outlined which parts of the country are most popular for the pursuit.

The areas with the highest recorded activity were Perth and Kinross, Fife, Dumfries and Galloway and the Borders.

The report is part of a project to encourage collaboration between the metal detecting community and the heritage sector.

It hopes to ensure that any artefacts found are handled carefully so vital archaeological information is not lost.

The Collaborative Metal Detecting in Scotland scheme was started and funded by the Treasure Trove Unit (TTU) and Historic Environment Scotland (HES).

The TTU is the first port of call when detectorists uncover new material, and works to preserve significant historic objects for the benefit of the nation by providing a pathway for allocation to museum collections across Scotland

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