'Bonnie Prince Charlie's musket balls' found near Highland loch

A stash of musket balls which are believed to have been sent to Bonnie Prince Charlie during the last Jacobite rising have been found near a Highland loch.

A search by amateur archaeologists from the Conflicts of Interest group made the discovery at Sandaig on the north side of Loch nan Uamh in Lochaber.

It is understood that the ammunition landed by boat on April 30 1746, around a fortnight after the Jacobites lost at the Battle of Culloden, with the hoard distributed and hidden locally.

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