Ancient child's skull found on Stranraer farm

The child's skull is believed to be around 3500 years old Credit: GUARD Archaeology

An ancient child's skull has been found on a farm in Stranraer.

Farmer Jock McMaster was ploughing his field when he came across the skull, which is thought to be around 3,500 years old.

Mr McMaster, uncovered a stone-lined pit at Blairbuy Farm after his plough dislodged when it made contact with the grave.

The burial 'cist' is believed to be one of the oldest ever found in Scotland.

The ancient burial pit Credit: GUARD Archaeology

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Child's skull discovered

An ancient child's skull has been found on a farm in Stranraer. Farmer Jock McMaster was ploughing his field when he came across the scull, which is thought to be around 3,500 years old.