A dig at a site though to be that of the Battle of Inverkeithing (1651) hopes to uncover more about the last major battle of the Civil War on Scottish soil ...
Cromwell's crushing success over the Scots army commanded by David Leslie brought the New Model Army control of the Firth of Forth and tactical advantage for securing Fife, which Cromwell saw as pivotal to subduing Scotland.
4000 troops under Cromwell battled a similar number of Scots, leaving at least a thousand of Leslie's men dead. The site of the battle has always been open to debate, though examination of an OS map dated 1856 has led to earthworks being located on the north side of the Ferryhills, looking towards Pitreavie and Castland Hill with Dunfermline beyond and Inverkeithing on the right.
North Queensferry Heritage Trust and Fife Council are discussion with the landowners about how to develop the project, with viewing points being proposed to allow visitors to interpret the battle site.
North Queensferry Heritage Trust