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"Made about AD700 the Hunterston Brooch is a stunning Roman relic"
The Hunterston Brooch was found by a farmer in the 1830s on a piece of land below the three sisters rock face as shown below while digging some drains.
This silver gilt brooch was made around 700AD and is one of the finest Roman products of its time.
A replica of this Brooch is located in the Great Hall.
To view a detailed paper on the brooch Click Here
The "Three Sisters" located between the Power Stations and Portencross. The Brooch was found at the base of the cliff to the far left of the image.