Mairi’s treasure unearthed near Brodick

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b46cup01Brian Robertson of Brodick has unearthed an interesting little treasure cache just outside the village.

For some weeks he has been clearing a prehistoric Neolithic cup and ring site in Stronach Wood and has found some buried treasure no more than seven years old.

He said: ‘ On the fourth day I came across this small plastic box. ‘When I took it home and opened it I found nine coins, one of each denomination and the newest being dated 2005.

‘There was also a small decorative dolphin, a piece of agate and a heart-shaped stone, plus a small card with red ink writing.

‘It was addressed to ‘Miss Mairi Dare, with bunches of love’, and said inside: ‘Well done Mairi! You’ve found the treasure. Now give your Mum and Dad a kiss. Much love from Great Aunty Fiona xxx’.’

Do you know who Great Aunty Fiona or Mairi? Read the full story in the Arran Banner edition of November 17 2012, or on line at and let us know if you know who these people are.