EXCAVATION finds have been revealed by Dundonald Castle and Visitors Centre.

Since September, villagers and other locals from surrounding areas have been taking part in a Spotlight Excavation at the famous castle to see what could be found.

While scouring the trenches around the castle grounds, various metals have been discovered, varying from modern to medieval.

An old three pence coin, dated 1943, was also found among the interesting objects from the sixth trench.

A spokesperson said: “The story of how the coin got there remains a mystery but we know the site was used by military barracks during WWII for training.”

Numerous teeth and cow, pig and sheep bones have also been found in the searches.

Visitors from Dundonald Primary and P7 kids from Kingcase Primary have joined in.