Medieval Village may lie beneath Selkirk

Scottish Water workers have unearthed what is believed to be the remains of an ancient village whilst laying a new gas main in the Scottish Borders

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Archaeologists hail 'exciting discovery'

Scottish Water was carrying out the works at Philiphaugh on the outskirts of Selkirk whilst laying new pipes between Howden and Yarrowford.

A Scottish Borders Council's archaeologist said:

"It is an exciting discovery. It is not every day that medieval villages are found - most of them are known, this one was completely unknown."

– Chris Bowles, Scottish Borders Council

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