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Crofter finds a ‘Viking’ anchor on the Isle of Skye

December 8, 2009

A crofter has uncovered what is believed to be a Viking anchor while digging a drain on the Isle of Skye.

Graeme Mackenzie, 47, made the find after hiring an excavator to open the drain on rough pastureland 50yds (48m) from his home near Sleat.

Rain had partly washed away the bottom of the drain and exposed a corroded 4in (10cm) iron spike.

Mr Mackenzie levered it out and was “stunned” as the ancient anchor gradually emerged.

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