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Skull discovered at Musselburgh golf course

A human skull has been found on a golf course in East Lothian during maintenance work.

The remains were discovered at the Musselburgh links golf course at about 12:00 on Tuesday.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said the matter was being investigated and the remains were to be sent for analysis.

An area has been cordoned off around the course's fourth green while the inquiry continues.

The skull was discovered by workers digging into the face of a bunker at the links course, and are thought to be ancient.

Musselburgh links golf course is recognised as the oldest in the world by Guinness World Records, with the course known to have been in use since 1672.

The 2nd hole on the course is known as "the Graves" as it is thought those who died in the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh were buried there in 1547.

Maintenance work was halted until tests are completed. East Lothian Council said no other remains were found.

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