Quest to find lost monastery intensifies

By Stephen Christie

Published: 09/06/2010

ARCHAEOLOGISTS yesterday began the latest stage in a hunt for traces of a long-lost mediaeval monastery in the north-east.

The experts want to excavate the home of the Book of Deer, which was written by Scottish monks around the 10th century.

The gospel book contains the earliest examples of Gaelic literature and is thought to be the oldest-surviving manuscript in Scotland.

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