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TITLE
Chi Rho Cross. Raasay
EXTERNAL ID
HCD_CARD_240
PLACENAME
Clachan
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Portree
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
13024
KEYWORDS
Christian cross
pictish symbols
pictish stones
Chi Rho Cross. Raasay

The Pictish symbol stone on the island of Raasay is one of only a few discovered in Scotland. It stands close to the road to the north of Raasay House, although it was probably moved here from its original position. It may have been discovered when an access road between Raasay House and the bay at Clachan was being constructed, as a rock bearing very similar markings is located there. The Chi Rho cross is one of the earliest Christian symbols, and here is used above a tuning fork symbol, with a crescent and V rod symbol below that. Speculation surrounds the symbols and their true interpretation, with some suggesting they have a non-religious meaning, possibly indicating a landowner's rank, or a family emblem.


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Chi Rho Cross. Raasay

INVERNESS: Portree

1930s

Christian cross; pictish symbols; pictish stones

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

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The Pictish symbol stone on the island of Raasay is one of only a few discovered in Scotland. It stands close to the road to the north of Raasay House, although it was probably moved here from its original position. It may have been discovered when an access road between Raasay House and the bay at Clachan was being constructed, as a rock bearing very similar markings is located there. The Chi Rho cross is one of the earliest Christian symbols, and here is used above a tuning fork symbol, with a crescent and V rod symbol below that. Speculation surrounds the symbols and their true interpretation, with some suggesting they have a non-religious meaning, possibly indicating a landowner's rank, or a family emblem. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a><br />