Roman bullets unearthed near Ecclefechan

The lead sling bullets found at a Roman fort near Ecclefechan Credit: ITV Border

An excavation of an ancient Roman hill fort in the south of Scotland has uncovered scores of lead sling bullets - thought to be the largest find of it's kind in Britain.

It's believed they could have been used during a large siege at a Roman fort near Ecclefechan.

It's an incredibly exciting thought and theory to work on and it certainly, if it's proved that was the case, then it's a very dramatic event that took place in Scottish history."

– Fiona Wilson, Dumfries Museum