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TITLE
Pictish symbol stone class 1
EXTERNAL ID
HC_ARCH2_1981-82_82032017
PLACENAME
Dunrobin
DISTRICT
Golspie, Rogart and Lairg
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Golspie
DATE OF IMAGE
1982
PERIOD
1980s
SOURCE
The Highland Council Archaeology Unit
ASSET ID
13230
KEYWORDS
Pict
symbol stone
Sutherland
ancient
standing stone
Dunrobin Castle
museum
Pictish symbol stone class 1

A Pictish symbol stone, labelled class 1, No 15a, on display at Dunrobin Castle Museum. Dunrobin Castle is the ancestral seat of Clan Sutherland, located in Golspie. It is open to the public.

The Picts is a term given to a confederation of tribes that existed in the north and east of Scotland who existed from before the Roman invasion of Britain, up until the tenth century. The name is thought to have originated from the ancient Greek, 'picti', which means the 'painted people'. The little that is known about their culture and history has been preserved in symbol stones, such as the one on display here. Various symbols can be distinguished on the stone including a man and a fish, presumably a salmon or a trout.

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Pictish symbol stone class 1

SUTHERLAND: Golspie

1980s

Pict; symbol stone; Sutherland; ancient; standing stone; Dunrobin Castle; museum

The Highland Council Archaeology Unit

A Pictish symbol stone, labelled class 1, No 15a, on display at Dunrobin Castle Museum. Dunrobin Castle is the ancestral seat of Clan Sutherland, located in Golspie. It is open to the public.<br /> <br /> The Picts is a term given to a confederation of tribes that existed in the north and east of Scotland who existed from before the Roman invasion of Britain, up until the tenth century. The name is thought to have originated from the ancient Greek, 'picti', which means the 'painted people'. The little that is known about their culture and history has been preserved in symbol stones, such as the one on display here. Various symbols can be distinguished on the stone including a man and a fish, presumably a salmon or a trout.