8.6 Other Pictish Stone Sites North of Inverness
Other Pictish stone sites
Explore the history of the Picts along the east coast from Inverness northwards.
Trail highlighting 17 sites with Pictish stones, ranging from Inverness to Dunrobin near Golspie.
The catalogue lists all the stones in the museum’s collections. A useful introduction to Pictish symbols
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery has a collection of Pictish stones dating mainly from the 6th-8th centuries. See museum website for visiting times
The museum houses 15 Pictish stones dating from the 8th century onwards. The main exhibit is an elaborate 8th or 9th century cross-slab. It is a Class 2 stone which means it is carved in relief with a mix of Pictish and Christian symbols. Many of the designs are similar to those used in Pictish metalwork. See museum website for visiting times
An essay by Pictish Art expert Isabel Henderson.
A Victorian museum in the grounds of Dunrobin Castle with a collection of more than 20 Pictish stones including class 1 symbol stones and class 2 cross-slabs. See Castle website for visiting times.
Other Pictish Stones in Scotland
This site contains more information on the history of the Picts and their culture.
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