Permission is being sought from Historic Scotland to radiocarbon date human bones found beneath Rosslyn Chapel.
The remains of three skeletons were discovered under the flagstones of the historic church, while it was undergoing its recent restoration.
The religious building, which gained worldwide fame in the book and movie of the Da Vinci Code, has been the focus of archaeological studies since 2008.
Loanhead firm AOC Archaeology, which has been leading the research, is now awaiting approval from Historic Scotland to attempt to identify the sex and age of the remains discovered.
Full story in this week’s Advertiser. On sale now.