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TITLE
Pictish symbol stones class 1
EXTERNAL ID
HC_ARCH2_1981-82_82032019
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
13232
KEYWORDS
Pict
symbol stone
Sutherland
ancient
standing stone
Dunrobin Castle
museum
fish
Pictish symbol stones class 1

A collection of Pictish symbol stones, labelled class 1, 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 seen on the stones including a fish, bearing a resemblance to a salmon or a trout.

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Pictish symbol stones class 1

SUTHERLAND: Golspie

1980s

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

The Highland Council Archaeology Unit

A collection of Pictish symbol stones, labelled class 1, 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 seen on the stones including a fish, bearing a resemblance to a salmon or a trout.