Anchor found in Skye may be a Viking relic

Published: 04/12/2009

AN ANCIENT anchor found on croft land on Skye is thought to be of Viking origin, it emerged yesterday.

The 4ft anchor was discovered by Graeme Mackenzie, of 2 Cruard, Sleat, as he was digging a drain on pasture near his home by the sea.

He said the object is undergoing tests to discover how old it is, but preliminary results show it is at least of mediaeval, possibly Viking, origin and could be 1,000 years old.

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