Medieval sewer system found at Drum Castle

Archaeologists working on a dig at Drum Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, have discovered the remains of the medieval sanitation system which once surrounded the 14th-century Tower of Drum.

The arrangement includes "a large, stone-lined cesspit which would have taken the waste from two garderobes, or toilets, within the tower, as well as receiving waste from an outdoor toilet." The Scottish National Trust’s Archaeologist for Eastern Scotland, Dr Shannon Fraser, said: “This project is giving us a great opportunity to fit some of Drum’s historical jigsaw pieces together again, giving us a better understanding of the different ways in which people lived in the castle over the centuries.”