Abbey Craig Dig
10th Sep 2018
The excavation site on the approach to The National Wallace Monument provides evidence that there was a fort on the hill around 500AD which was later destroyed by fire. The fire which burned at over 1,000 degrees centigrade melted the stones so that they became fused together, this is known as a vitrified fort.
The stones will now be subject to radiocarbon dating tests, to help in developing a better understanding of these important fortifications.