Scotland's King’s Knot to reveal its secrets

In the 14th century, poet John Barbour placed the site of King Arthur's "tabilll round" south of Stirling Castle in Scotland, a site believed to be King's Knot, a unique “cup and saucer” shaped mound. A new survey may reveal its mysterious secrets.

A team of archaeologists from Glasgow University will use hi-tech scanners to survey King's Knot. The mound is fragile and has never been explored due to fear of damaging the structure. “This is a fabulous opportunity to discover more about a site that has fascinated people down the centuries, and it’s all the more exciting because we really don’t know what – if anything – it will reveal,” said Dr Richard Jones, senior lecturer in archaeology at Glasgow University.