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Robin Hood film prop arrives at medieval Scottish fort

Battering ram
The battering ram will be moved to the trust's replica fort

A £60,000 battering ram gifted by actor Russell Crowe to a Scottish charity that provides extras for film battle scenes has arrived at its new home.

The prop, nicknamed Rosie, was used on the set of the new Robin Hood film, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday.

Members of the Clanranald Trust featured in the new movie.

The ram was delivered to a site in the Carron Valley where they are currently building a replica medieval fort.

The plan is to create a motte and bailey, typical of a Scottish clan chief's residence, and eventually provide an arena where groups and individuals can experience the atmosphere of an authentic medieval working community.

It is hoped Duncarron Fort would also provide a potential film location.

Chief executive of the heritage trust, Charlie Allan, became friends with Russell Crowe during the filming of Gladiator and the actor was aware of the work being done on the fort.

While on set of Robin Hood, filmed near Farnham in Surrey, he suggested Mr Allan try to get some of the props then arranged for him to have the battering ram.

It has now been placed in storage until the trust holds an open day later this year.

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