Trusty’s Hill reveals royal Scottish stronghold

Archaeologists working at Trusty’s Hill, near Gatehouse of Fleet in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, have unearthed an early medieval Pictish fort. Artifacts at the site were protected by the collapsed ramparts of the fort.

The excavation, led by the Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society, has produced a number of artifacts including Pictish carvings, iron pins, clay mold fragments, a spindle whorl and metalworking  debris. Also found at the site were high status pottery shards dating to the 6th or 7th century and possibly imported from France.