Archaeologists from the University of Strathwhinnie have today announced the amazing discovery of what has to be the "lost" mythical army of "Tera Scotia". The Tera Scotia Army consists of thousands of life-sized sculptured granite figures "arranged in many ranks and facing south" buried across eighteen fields near the small borders town of Hawick. The site is believed to date back from as far as 1999, at least, and contains what appear to be politician "warriors" clad in plaid, other Scottish-looking human-like figures, together with some sort of plastic plesiosaur. The figures also bear striking individual facial and bodily characteristics, and are believed to represent some of the well known Scottish figures of the time with a Nicola Sturgeon and an Alex Salmond figure prominent to the fore behind a Sean Connery doppelgänger and a Mel Gibson lookalike brandishing a stout sword to protect the nation from invasion from the evil "Sasenachs" of popular myth. Other figures have yet to be identified but two with similarities to Jimmy Crankie and Andy Stewart have already emerged into the dreek Scottish mists to fuel the growing air of anticipation.
"If this is what we think it is", blurted an ecstatic Professor Terry Scott, "it represents a truly extraordinary link to the past and shows how little things have changed in this land in the intervening years". Prof. Scott has rejected the idea of naming the find after himself but, instead, has announced a competition to come up with a suitable name with all proceeds going to the SNP.
Meanwhile, the digging continues...!