Chancers step back in time to thieve from medieval fort near Denny

Items from the popular historic tourist and educational attraction Duncarron Fort have supposedly been stolen by “suspicious characters”.

By James Trimble
Monday, 18th May 2020, 4:44 pm
Updated Monday, 18th May 2020, 4:44 pm

The alleged thefts were reported on Facebook by the Clanranald Trust – the organisation which built and now operates the site in Carron Valley, near Denny.

A Clanranald Trust spokesperson said: “Due to the lockdown we’ve had some thievery going on in the local area of Duncarron. Some suspicious characters lurking have been brought to our attention.”

The trust has posted a picture of someone they spotted in the area and are looking for more information to find on those responsible for the alleged crime.

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Clanranald Trust founder Charlie Allan at the Spirit of Duncarron festival which launched the medieval attraction last year

After years of development and hard work and help from Clanranald Trust pal and champion Hollywood actor Russell Crowe – who actually visited the site back in 2011 – Duncarron officially opened its doors as a living history attraction and potential feature film locaton following a special weekend festival last May.

At the time, Clanranald Trust founder Charlie Allan said: “I’ve had a dream of creating a historical experience like this for more than 20 years. It has taken a little longer than I’d ever anticipated.”

Visit www.duncarron.com or www.clanranald.org for more information.