Edinburgh is archaeologist's treasure trove

Joanna Vallely of the Edinburgh Evening News takes a look at archaeological projects in the city, including excavations at the Grassmarket, Newbridge and the Scottish Parliament.

"The parliament was our biggest excavation, which saw a big expanse of the medieval town exposed," says project manager Simon Stronach, "and the Grassmarket is good because it is surprising." So is Edinburgh a gem of a place for archaeologists to work? "In medieval towns you can put a spade in the ground and find a pot," says Mr Stronach.