Ancient ammunition found at Mingary Castle

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A MEDIEVAL castle in the Highlands has revealed signs of its bloody past after a musket ball and cannonball were found by archaeologists.

The artifacts are the latest discoveries by the team tasked with excavating Mingary Castle in west Ardnamurchan, Lochaber, for the first time.

The castle is thought to be the best preserved 13th-century castle in Scotland.

The musket ball is just under an inch in diameter and has been described as being “extremely heavy” due to having a high lead....

Read entire article at The Scotsman (UK)

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