HISTORY buffs and World War One enthusiasts can discover the important role of the peninsula during the Great War this weekend with two open days in Kilcreggan.

The North Clyde Archaeological Society is holding the events at Portkil Point, where an artillery fort was built around 1900, using the area as a coastal defence during the First World War.

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The fort was an important base during the conflict, helping to combat fears of a seaborne attack on the Clyde, before being ‘de-gunned’ in 1928.

Local archaeologists at the site will also explain how it was used as a burial centre for the Bronze Age people who lived nearby around 3,500 years ago.

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The free event runs from 10am until 4.30pm on Saturday and Sunday, June 15 and 16 and everyone is welcome to come along and find out more about the hidden history of the area.