(339) DON’T MESS WITH THE CROWN’S PROPERTY?
Mr Michael Kelly discovered a 6,500-year old Neolithic axe-head while out walking near his home in Leslie in Fife and thought that he could sell it and use the proceeds to finance a film he was making. He now knows that the Scots law of treasure trove means that the axe-head falls to the Crown, after the police visited him at home on 30 March 2004, removed the axe-head, and reported him to the local procurator fiscal, who is considering whether or not he should be charged with theft. Meanwhile, a person or persons unknown may be hiding the 12-feet-long lower jaw bones of a 56-foot-long dead fin whale stranded at Feall bay on the island of Coll in February this year. The whale, nicknamed Collette”