Scotland’s first house

Scotland's first house

Remains of an ancient dwelling on the south banks of the River Forth have been discovered during archaeological excavation works in preparation for the construction of the new crossing.
A large oval pit measuring nearly seven metres in length was all that remained of a dwelling that has since been dated to the Mesolithic period, around 10,252 years ago and is now recorded as one of the earliest houses in Scotland. The discovery was made in a field at Echline, South Queensferry, as part of routine archaeological excavations in advance of construction work.