ARCHAEOLOGISTS will launch the second phase of the Kilwinning Abbey dig this month as they look to uncover clues to the town's medieval past.

The Kilwinning Community Archaeology Project will begin excavations on Wednesday, August 17, as organisers begin to trace the historical origins and evolution of the burgh.

Last year, the project uncovered a number of artefacts within the Abbey grounds, however, this season's dig will branch out to the surrounding areas.

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