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Hot weather reveals Scotland's history

View over the Borders (Picture: copyright RCAHMS)

Aerial archaeologists say the hot weather has produced parched landscapes which have revealed the remains of early settlements

Newstead Roman Fort (Picture: copyright RCAHMS)

The Roman forts and camps at Trimontium (Newstead) lie below the Eildon Hills near Melrose.

West Lindsaylands, near Biggar, South Lanarkshire (Picture: copyright RCAHMS)

West Lindsaylands, near Biggar, South Lanarkshire - two arcs of ditches in the top right of the field may be the remains of a Neolithic enclosure and an Iron Age fort.

Burncastle, near Lauder (Picture: copyright RCAHMS)

Burncastle, near Lauder - this Iron Age hill fort has been partly levelled by ploughing.

Burnfoot, near Quothquan in South Lanarkshire (Picture: copyright RCAHMS)

Burnfoot, near Quothquan in South Lanarkshire - the top enclosure may be a prehistoric settlement and is cut by the later enclosure which may be medieval in date.

Whitekirk, near East Linton in East Lothian (Picture: copyright RCAHMS)

Whitekirk, near East Linton in East Lothian - this is probably a medieval farmstead with a large rectangular building and adjacent yards and enclosures.

Greenwood, near Grantshouse in the Borders (Picture: copyright RCAHMS)

Greenwood, near Grantshouse in the Borders - this double ditched enclosure is probably an Iron Age settlement and is one of thousands of sites recorded over the last 30 years.

Redpath, near Melrose (Picture: copyright RCAHMS)

Redpath, near Melrose - this heavily defended prehistoric settlement was recorded for the first time in 2006.

Letham, Fife (Picture: copyright RCAHMS)

Letham, Fife - this enclosure was recorded for the first time in 2006 and is likely to be late prehistoric in date.

Crail World War II airfield, Fife (Picture: copyright RCAHMS)

Crail World War II airfield, Fife - buildings and paths that have been removed are visible as crop marks above the buildings that are still standing.




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