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Mural Monuments in Crail

I’ve been interested in the remarkable early modern epigraphic landscape of Crail kirkyard (in the East Neuk of Fife) for about as long as I’ve been interested in carved stones.   140 more words

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The Future of Early Modern Scottish Studies

What a great conference!  I probably shouldn’t say that quite so unreservedly, given that I was one of the organisers, but last weekend’s conference on “The Future of Early Modern Scottish Studies” really did exceed all expectations.   439 more words

Book History

Lightning Talk on Carved Stones

It’s always nice to discover recordings of talks you forgot had ever been recorded.  Point yourself in this direction for a four-minute lightning talk from last year answering the question, “why am I spending so much time wandering the countryside looking for carved stones”? 12 more words

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Stravaigin: Innis Bhuidhe, Killin

The highland village of Killin is bisected by the River Dochart which splits just below the old bridge there to form an island: Innis Bhuidhe (“yellow island” in Gaelic). 933 more words

Carved Stones

Circles beyond Time - Ancient lines

Wading through the wet bracken, we knew, would be worth it, for on the other side of the green fronds there is a stone…and it is something a bit different, in  more ways than one. 372 more words

Photography

Circles beyond Time - Ancient lines

Wading through the wet bracken, we knew, would be worth it, for on the other side of the green fronds there is a stone…and it is something a bit different, in  more ways than one. 862 more words

Sacred Sites

Dandaleith Pictish Stone


This fabulous monument is a fairly recent addition to Scotland’s corpus of Dark Age sculpture, having been discovered only three years ago. It was unearthed in a field at Dandaleith Farm near Craigellachie in Moray and, after conservation work, is now on display in Elgin Museum. 459 more words

Historic Sites