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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

Carved Stones

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

The Bogle Stone at Govan


Most of the early medieval sculptured stones at Govan are recumbent cross-slabs, designed to be placed horizontally on top of graves. The basic decoration on these monuments is a cross surrounded by interlace patterns, with the cross itself usually being plain or – in some cases – decorated with more interlace. 1,179 more words

Carved Stones

The Pictish stone of Fowlis Wester

Some of the churches in Perthshire contain the most extraordinary things.   I discovered this a while back, in the little village of Dunning;   and it was confirmed again last weekend, when I stepped into the cool shadows of St Bean’s church at Fowlis Wester, a sleepy little village about five miles to the north-east of Crieff. 1,381 more words

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