WWI trenches found in Stirling park

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image captionThe trenches would have been used to train recruits before they went to the front

Archaeologists have uncovered a World War I trench system in a Scottish city park.

The trenches, used to train recruits of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, were found in Stirling's Kings Park after a tip-off from a retired park keeper.

About 20m (66ft) of the zig-zag trench system was opened up over three days.

The trenches have now been back-filled but could be the subject of further research in the future.

Lorna Main, archaeology officer with Stirling Council, said there were not many training trench systems recorded

She added: "It was really quite unusual to get the opportunity to explore something from that period."

A similar set of trenches was discovered in Ross-shire in 2008.

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