Hobbyists score "biggest collection of medieval silver coins ever found using metal detectors in Scotland"

Gus Paterson and Derek McLennan of Ayrshire, Scotland have made their hobby of treasure hunting pay off. They recently discovered over 300 medieval silver coins, the biggest collection of medieval silver coins ever found using metal detectors in Scotland, in a field at Twynholm, near Kirkcudbright. (photos)

The two men researched the area and waited for the rain and wind to stop before setting off on their search. McLennan said, "We were both feeling rather scunnered in the last field before we were heading for the car."