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Slide copy of drawing from album. Copied 1977.

SC 488207

Description Slide copy of drawing from album. Copied 1977.

Collection Records of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland

Catalogue Number SC 488207

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of MLD 14/5 S

Scope and Content Inscribed stone known as 'The Catstane', Kirkliston, West Lothian Antiquarian sketches and early descriptions of monuments are valuable to historians and archaeologists. Many of the sites described by antiquarians have subsequently been destroyed and their accounts are the only record of the monuments. This sketch of the Catstane was made by James Skene in 1832. In 1699 the antiquary Edward Lhwyd described the stone as part of a cairn, now lost to cultivation. Excavations over the last 100 years have found a number of burials in the area of the stone. Draughtsman and scholar, James Skene (1775-1864) sketched many historic monuments in Scotland and Europe. Skene was an active member of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and a friend of Sir Walter Scott. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Accession Number 1975/12


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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