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TITLE
Crozier associated with St Moluag
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_458_P048
PLACENAME
Rosemarkie
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Rosemarkie
DATE OF IMAGE
1885
PERIOD
6c
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31231
KEYWORDS
Rosemarkie Church
croziers
bishops
Pictish stones
St Moluag
Barons of Bachuil
Angus Beaton
Black Isle
Crozier associated with St Moluag

This crozier or bishop's crook is believed to have been found under a Pictish symbol cross-slab at Rosemarkie Church. It may have belonged to St Moluag, an Irish monk who is said to have founded a monastery at Rosemarkie in the second half of the sixth century. His crozier or 'bachiul mhor' (great staff) is a piece of blackthorn which would have originally been encased in metal. Custody of the staff was entrusted to the Livingstone family in Bachuil village. The family holds the ancient title of Barons of Bachuil.

The illustration is taken from Angus J Beaton's 'Illustrated Guide to Fortrose and Vicinity, with an appendix on the Antiquities of the Black Isle', published in Inverness in 1885

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Crozier associated with St Moluag

ROSS: Rosemarkie

6c

Rosemarkie Church; croziers; bishops; Pictish stones; St Moluag; Barons of Bachuil; Angus Beaton; Black Isle

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

This crozier or bishop's crook is believed to have been found under a Pictish symbol cross-slab at Rosemarkie Church. It may have belonged to St Moluag, an Irish monk who is said to have founded a monastery at Rosemarkie in the second half of the sixth century. His crozier or 'bachiul mhor' (great staff) is a piece of blackthorn which would have originally been encased in metal. Custody of the staff was entrusted to the Livingstone family in Bachuil village. The family holds the ancient title of Barons of Bachuil. <br /> <br /> The illustration is taken from Angus J Beaton's 'Illustrated Guide to Fortrose and Vicinity, with an appendix on the Antiquities of the Black Isle', published in Inverness in 1885