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Prehistoric remains found on Scottish Water project in Ayrshire

The remains of a dwelling occupied by prehistoric people about 6000 years ago have been discovered in Ayrshire during a major Scottish Water project.

Archaeologists found the remains of an early Neolithic structure believed to have been built by the some of the earliest farmers in Scotland more than 4000 years BC, before the Callanish Stones in Lewis and Stonehenge in Wiltshire.

The discovery, which is one of the most archaeologically significant in Ayrshire in recent years, was made in countryside near Kilmarnock while Scottish Water was working on an ongoing £120m project to upgrade the water mains network between Ayrshire and Glasgow.

Remaims of 6000 year-old dwelling discovered during Scottish Water work in Ayrshire