"Significant" archaeological find revealed by Cowgate fire

In 2002, a devastating fire badly damaged the World Heritage site of Cowgate in Edinburgh's Old Town, but the clouds of smoke has a silver lining with the recent discovery of street frontages and tenements dating to the 16th century beneath the fire site.

"This is a significant find as it completes the picture of artefacts and structures archaeologists hoped to find on the site," said Richard Lewis, Edinburgh City Council's convener of the culture and leisure committee.