'Viking' anchor to return to the Isle of Skye

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An ancient anchor found buried in peat is to return to Skye following analysis by experts at National Museums Scotland in Edinburgh.

Graeme MacKenzie discovered the rusting artefact while digging a drain close to his home on the island.

Under Treasure Trove rules, the crofter said he would receive a "modest sum".

Mr MacKenzie, a member of Sleat Local History Society, said he was pleased it would be displayed at the Museum of the Isles in Armadale.

National Museums Scotland said the type of anchor was in use from the Viking period until the Middle Ages....

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