The basket was in danger of being washed away after being uncovered by coastal erosion. Archaeologists from the Comhairle and AOC* and members of the local community worked together to save the artefact which is thought to be up to 3,500 years old.
Deborah Anderson, Regional Archaeologist, said: “I’m delighted the rescue was successful, the archaeologists were brilliant and the local community were so helpful, we couldn’t have done it without them.”
The basket will now be taken to a conservation laboratory for analysis.
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