And finally… Jacosite

New archaeological discoveries from the Battle of Culloden could potentially be unearthed due to work to build a new school.

And finally... Jacosite

Highland Council has proposed constructing a new Culloden Academy and sports facilities on a site near the existing secondary school.

The battle on 16 April 1746 saw forces loyal to Bonnie Prince Charlie defeated by the Duke of Cumberland’s government army.

The academy is north of where the majority of the fighting took place.

But archaeology connected with the battle has been found in the wider area, the BBC reports.

In planning documents for the new school, Highland Council said: “There are no scheduled ancient monuments, listed buildings or conservation areas within the application site.

“However, significant archaeological deposits and sites are known in the wider area and as such, the development location is considered to have moderate archaeological potential.”

Culloden saw the deaths of about 1,600 men - 1,500 of them Jacobites.

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