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Viking treasure trove found in Dumfries field

A Viking treasure trove has been unearthed in a field in Dumfriesshire.

The haul is said to be worth a six figure sum, but has been described as priceless by academics studying Scotland's past.

Silver and gold ingots, brooches and armbands were found by a retired businessman from Ayrshire who was using a metal detector.

Experts are working to figure out what can be learned from the treasure trove, which will be put it on public display.

BBC Scotland's Morag Kinniburgh reports.

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