Nostalgia: Canongate Kirkyard discovery

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Schoolboy Dean Wright made a macabre discovery in Canongate Kirkyard – pieces of human spine, ribs and part of a jawbone.

Dean, 15, was showing a relative around the cemetery when he found the bones sticking out of the soil beside a path.

It was believed the bones may have been washed to the surface by heavy rain. No-one has been buried in the Canongate Kirkyard since the mid-60s.

Dean, from Abbeyhill, told the Evening News on June 17, 1993: “I was walking through the graveyard and just saw them lying there. People might say it is normal to find bones in a graveyard – but not like this.”

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