A collection of metalwork – a sword, penannular brooch, and sickle – was found close together in 1989 at Carronbridge in north-central Dumfriesshire and they are thought to have been deposited in the ninth or tenth centuries. In the published report it was suggested that they belonged to a ‘lone traveller’, and a later review of the burial concluded that it should be raised ‘to the category of pagan Norse burials marked as ‘uncertain’’. Having reconsidered the evidence and viewed the location of the Carronbridge burial I suggest that it should be moved to the ‘certain’ category. A short review of the evidence for Scandinavians in Dumfriesshire is also given, including the circumstances that may have led to the burial.  Owen and Welander 1995, p. 768; Graham-Campbell 2001a, p. 18 for quote.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Transactions of the Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
- Viking Age
- Viking History