Detectorists were disheartened after it was determined that Bonnie Prince Charlie’s legendary treasure had ended up above the sea: in France.
For centuries, it was believed that a cache of gold was hidden in the Highlands by the Jacobites after their crushing defeat at the Battle of Culloden in 1746.
This had prompted treasure hunters and amateur archaeologists to seek out the treasure, which had been sent by Louis XV of France. He was reportedly buried near Loch Arkaig, north of Fort William, ready for the next rebellion.
However, new evidence suggests that the gold was recovered after the uprising failed. Antiques expert Martyn Downer claims to have solved mystery while tracking down where money is