rspb reserve

Baron’s Haugh, 2016

Weapons 'dating back 3,000 years' on Isle of Coll

Bronze weapons believed to date back about 3,000 years have been discovered on the Isle of Coll.

Broken swords and spearheads were found by archaeologists on the RSPB Scotland nature reserve.

Twelve pieces excavated from several different weapons have been handed over to Kilmartin Museum in Argyll.

RSPB Scotland reserves archaeologist Jill Harden said: “It seems that they had been purposely broken and cast into the waters as part of a ceremony.”

The weapons can be viewed at the the Isle of Coll’s An Cridhe community centre on Thursday and Friday. (source)