Trade between Romans and Picts verified in Scotland

An archaeological team from the Strathearn Environs and Royal Forteviot (SERF) project has proven the existance of trade between the Romans and the Picts with the discovery of an Iron Age broch containing trade items.

The walled structure, discovered near Dunning, Perthshire in Scotland, is believed to have been the home of a Pictish chieftain who would have traded with the nearby Romans. Project leader Stephen Driscoll, professor of historical archaeology at Glasgow University, said: "There can be no doubt that we have located one of the major centres of Pictish power."