Tayside and Central Scotland

WWI trenches found in Stirling park

Soldiers in the First World War
Image caption The 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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