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The dangerous art of recreating a 1,000-year-old bell

9 September 2013 Last updated at 14:55 BST

A team at the National Museums Scotland has recreated an early medieval hand bell used by Scottish monks more than 1,000 years ago.

Only a handful of the bells survive and most no longer ring. The team decided to make one of their own.

BBC Scotland's arts correspondent Pauline McLean reports.