Last Flodden dig of 2014 at Ellemford

Flodden Monument
Flodden Monument
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The final Flodden 1513 archaeology excavation of 2014 will take place at Ellemford, near Duns, at what is thought to be a military mustering site for the battle of Flodden.

The site, a traditional location for markets, was well known throughout the border area.

Geophysics surveys on the fields around the Bridge at Ellemford, which marks a traditional crossing point of the Whiteadder in this area, have identified a number of anomalies, or targets, for the dig to investigate and hopefully find evidence of the Scottish army’s stay in the area in August 1513.

On this site our trenches will be opened by mechanical excavator the day before the dig starts and you are invited to join us in the process of excavating the trenches between Saturday October 4 and Tuesday October 14.

If you would like to give archaeology a go, you can email Chris Burgess, Flodden 1513 archaeologist, for information at