Woodilee site

ARCHAEOLOGY experts have announced that a find initially thought to be an ancient roundhouse is actually just tree remains.

The supposed ruins were found by housing developers on the site of the former Woodilee Hospital, on the outskirts of Kirkintilloch and Lenzie.

Site chiefs called in the Glasgow University Archaeological Research Department (GUARD) who carried out an excavation.

But GUARD's report concluded: "It has now been established that all of the presumed archaeological features are in fact natural features, probably relating to earlier arboreal planting on the site."

Doug Riddell, project director, said: "GUARD's evaluation work has proved that no archaeologically sensitive deposits or features exist within this part of the development and, consequently, no further archaeological work is required at this stage."

That means it is all systems go for new housing on the site.

A total of 900 new homes are being built by a consortium of four housebuilders – CALA, Charles Church, Miller and Redrow – with the first properties ready for entry by spring 2011. Visit www.woodilee-village.com