The King’s Park is the oldest Royal Park in Scotland, surrounding the country’s ancient capital, Stirling Castle. Stirling sits at the lowest crossing point of the River Forth and played a key role in both the Battle of Stirling Bridge (1297) and the Battle of Bannockburn (1314). Centuries before, the site’s location also influenced the Roman occupation of Scotland and the use of the King’s Park site. Evidence for even earlier activity has also been revealed at the site, and current investigations are exploring a late prehistoric fort located in the park.
The excavation is part of a long-term series of projects designed to explore the late prehistoric settlement patterns of the Forth Valley.