Font Size

100% 150% 200%

Background Colour

Default Contrast
Close Reset

Description of stone

Event ID 1010134

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Early Medieval Carved Stones Project


Little Ferry Links 2, Sutherland, Pictish symbol stone fragment

Measurements: H 0.43m, W 0.28m, D 0.08m

Stone type: sandstone

Place of discovery: NH 814966

Present location: Dunrobin Museum (ARC 543), Dunrobin Castle.

Evidence for discovery: a surface find made in 1874.

Present condition: weathered and pitted.


The incised carving on this fragment is badly damaged but appears to represent a small plain notched crescent above a crescent and V-rod. Mack suggests that the rod-end is the right-hand rod of a vertical crescent and that the arc to the right is perhaps part of a mirror.

Date: seventh century.

References: ECMS pt3, 45-6; Fraser 2008, no 146.2.

Compiled by A Ritchie 2016

People and Organisations