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TITLE
Raasay Pictish Stone
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_03_046_0124
PLACENAME
Raasay
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Portree
PERIOD
1970s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
14655
KEYWORDS
stones
Picts
carvings
symbols
art
Raasay Pictish Stone

The Raasay Pictish stone was found by James Macleod of Raasay near the harbour at Clachan in 1800. It was later moved to its current location north of Raasay House. It is classified as a Class I stone as it is an unworked stone with incised symbols on one side. Unusually for a Class I stone it has a cross symbol. It has three symbols carved on it. A Chi Rho cross symbol (which is thought to be one of the earliest Christian symbols), a tuning fork and a 'crescent and v-rod'. It is one of the few Pictish stones to be found in the west of Scotland and is believed to have been carved sometime between 650 and 700.

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Raasay Pictish Stone

INVERNESS: Portree

1970s

stones; Picts; carvings; symbols; art

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

The Raasay Pictish stone was found by James Macleod of Raasay near the harbour at Clachan in 1800. It was later moved to its current location north of Raasay House. It is classified as a Class I stone as it is an unworked stone with incised symbols on one side. Unusually for a Class I stone it has a cross symbol. It has three symbols carved on it. A Chi Rho cross symbol (which is thought to be one of the earliest Christian symbols), a tuning fork and a 'crescent and v-rod'. It is one of the few Pictish stones to be found in the west of Scotland and is believed to have been carved sometime between 650 and 700.