Inverness, Nairn & Badenoch & Strathspey Schools' Cultural Co-ordinators
Pictish Barrow Grave Site, Whitebridge, by Stratherrick Primary
Stratherrick Primary visited Whitebridge with countryside ranger Katy Martin and local artist John McNaught.
Whitebridge is rich in history, but like many ancient sites its history is often hidden within the contours of the land and can only be seen clearly from above, or in an aerial photograph. Luckily the pupils were able to get high enough above the site to take photographs and the centre of Stratherrick Primary's image depicts the ancient Pictish grave mound.
During their visit the pupils found a whole variety of objects ranging from an abandoned farm vehicle and a discarded wheel to animal bones, mushrooms and nettles. They used the wheel as the frame for their image, symbolising perhaps the old military Wade Road next to the site. The old road is now overgrown with grass, but it can still be identified by the faint tracks left by the occasional farm vehicle passing over it.