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Sunday, 22 April 2012

A96 dig for early Forres settlement


WORKS to construct the River Findhorn and Pilmuir Flood Alleviation Scheme due to start in September, are unlikely to be held up by excavation works currently being carried out on a site adjacent to the A96, to chart evidence of a historical settlement.
A dig on the A96 could unearth an early Forres settlement
Motorists driving past the Greshop Industrial Estate cannot have failed to notice the heavy machinery including diggers, hard at work in a field of Oilseed Rape, opposite.
However, there is more to the excavation works than it seems, as under the diggers could lie evidence of early Forresians.
The work is being carried out in partnership with Moray Council, Transport Scotland and Historic Scotland and co-ordinated by county archaeologist, Bruce Mann who has contracted AOC Archaeology Services who have been on site for about two weeks.

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