Monday, April 07, 2008

Archaeologists get digging to uncover Prestonpans' secrets
A MAJOR new archaeological investigation was announced today to give historians a better understanding of what happened at the Battle of Prestonpans.
The £60,000 Heritage Lottery Fund boost will also be used to train local guides, create markers and help pay for a major conference and arts festival.

The battle saw Bonnie Prince Charlie's army defeat the government forces in less than 15 minutes, giving them confidence for their march towards London six weeks later.

Today the site lies almost unmarked, except for a memorial cairn, and one end is under housing.