A famous Scottish boarding school, which has educated three generations of the monarchy, has discovered it has even longer royal links than it believed.
Coins dating back to the 13th Century along with bullets, Victorian plant labels and even a time capsule have been discovered by metal detectorists at Gordonstoun School in Duffus.
The finds chronicle the fascinating history of Gordonstoun, which was once a grand estate owned by Scottish nobility before it was converted into one of the world’s most famous boarding schools.
British royalty educated at Gordonstoun include the Duke of Edinburgh and princes Charles, Andrew and Edward as well as Princess Anne’s children Zara and Peter.
The items were found by Lee Marchi and John Campbell who work in maintenance and IT services at the school and are keen metal detectorists in their spare time.
Mr Marchi said: “We have a lot better find rate than you would normally have because nobody has ever detected here before. The second time we went out together we found a solid silver Edward I coin dating from 1272-1307.”
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