Burial Ground Stymies Scottish Flooring Firm

Perth, Scotland, July 11, 2013 -- A flooring company is suing a property search firm for more than $1.5 million after it was sold land which contained a 15th Century burial ground.

Direct Flooring said it was not told about the burial ground when it bought a site in Perth in 2006.

After the firm bought the site for $582,000 it was discovered the site was one of archaeological significance. Excavations have found 103 skeletons and a 15th Century Carmelite friary.

Now, Direct Flooring, and its parent company, Manorgate, have decided there is no commercially viable way to use the land.

The local planning agency ruled that the company could either pay to remove the remains or build around them.