By 27 June 1842, the Caledonian Mercury provided an update on the story, stating that the skull was now being moved from Sunnybraes to Edinburgh so that "antiquarians, phrenologists and anatomists of that city may have an opportunity of inspecting that remarkable relic and reporting upon it." This article added that "several skeletons have within these last few years been dug up near to Sunny Braes". It also elaborated on the original story of this latest discovery, explaining that a large stone had impeded the plough and so the farm worker had blown it up with gunpowder, exposing a cairn of stones, under which the coffin was found.
What conclusions the Edinburgh experts came to in 1842, I am not sure. Something to look into another day, and certainly I will return to the subject of the Stanin' Stanes o' Lundie (as they are referred to in the above postcard) in future posts.