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article imageWorld War I trenches found in Scottish park

By Gemma Fox     Nov 11, 2010 in World
Stirling - Archaeologists digging in a park in Stirling, Scotland have uncovered a trench system used for training during World War I.
A retired park keeper is behind the tip-off which led to the archaeology team beginning the dig in King's Park in Stirling.
Over a period of three days the team were able to uncover and open up around 20m (66ft) of the zig-zagging trench system. The trenches were filled in again with the hope that further research will be made into them in the future.
During World War I the trenches were used to train new the recruits of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Stirling Council's archaeology officer, Lorna Main, said, "It was really quite unusual to get the opportunity to explore something from that period."
She also pointed out that there were not many training trenches recorded.
Training trenches have been found in the past in other locations in Scotland such as Ross Shire and in the Pentland Hills, near Edinburgh.
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