A story at the BBC that a number of artefacts, including an iron javelin head, the remains of a Roman boot, samian pottery and tile fragments, have been found at Wellington Bridge near Kirkton in southern Scotland. The pieces were found as Scottish Water has been digging a new mains system in the area:
Warren Bailie, of GUARD Archaeology which carried out the excavation, said the artefacts added to evidence found in 1939 during an earlier dig.
It first revealed that Carzield Roman fort had been built in the area during the Roman campaign of the second century AD.
"The new artefacts provide additional insight into the Roman Army's occupation of southern Scotland," he said.
"For just as modern day military bases often have a huge range of imported resources and supplies - including shops and fast food outlets - Roman forts in southern Scotland during the second century AD were not so very different."
UPDATE Here is the Scottish Water press release.