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Ardvreck Castle

In 1999, detectorist John Donnelly from Billingham in North East England, spent a caravanning holiday near Ullapool in Scotland. One day, whilst searching along the shore line near Ardvreck Castle he found a gold annular brooch. John died in 2010. They are facts. Thanks to Randy Dee, his one-time detecting partner and son Mark, I have tried to make some kind of sense from what happened next. In the fascinating tale that is about to unfold I attempt to separate some of the facts from the fiction that has grown up around this spectacular find.

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